fostering in flintshire

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already fostering?

You've already made the incredible decision to make a world of difference by becoming a foster carer. 

Maybe you're already fostering with us. If you're fostering with your Local Authority in Wales, then you're already part of the wider Foster Wales team.

If you are currently a foster carer with a private agency, and whether you have a child or young person living with you already, or not, we have a lot of experience of the transfer process. 

Here's everything you need to know about transferring to Foster Wales Flintshire.


benefits of fostering direct

Foster Wales Flintshire is part of a network of not-for-profit Local Authority fostering services, all our funding goes directly into the fostering service we provide. 

All children who need a foster carer are our legal responsibility as the Local Authority. By fostering direct with us, you’ll be connected to every professional involved in a child’s care. We have local knowledge of both our children and our foster carers. We understand the realities of life in Flintshire.  

Being part of our team in Flintshire means you’ll always be heard, respected, supported and valued as a key part of our fostering team. 


what we offer at foster wales flintshire

  • A support network of over 90 foster carers based in Flintshire.
  • Support from your Mockingbird hub carer and team, an extended family that provides planned and emergency sleepovers, peer support and social activities.
  • A comprehensive learning and development programme, which includes both face-to-face and virtual learning, with specialist training and development where required.
  • An individual learning record and development plan, filled with all of the transferable skills and experiences you will have gained along the way, and sets a path for your future.
  • A therapeutic service, supporting our children and foster carers.
  • Professional support 24/7 for advice, guidance or support. You will never feel alone with us.
  • Access to a number of local foster care support groups, regular events and activities where you can get closer to other foster families, gain new experiences, friendships and lasting memories.
  • Significant financial support and generous allowances.
  • Free membership of The Fostering Network (TFN) and the Association for Fostering and Adoption (AFA) Cymru.
  • Blue Light card membership with access to more than 15,000 discounts.
  • 50% discount off your council tax.
  • 5 extra days annual leave if employed by Flintshire County Council.

how to transfer

Transferring to us is easier than you might think. You just need to get in touch with our team for a friendly no obligation chat.

We will talk about why you want to transfer and whether we can meet your fostering expectations. 

When you’re ready to transfer, we’ll be here to support you throughout and ensure that the transition is as straightforwad as possible.

get your transfer guide

  • transfer to foster wales flintshire guide download

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