African & Caribbean Foster Families

We develop and support inspiring and loving families for children from African and Caribbean heritage backgrounds.
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Thinking of fostering

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Wholistic Carers

Our carers are people who have an skills, experience and ability to caring for African Caribbean heritage children

Wholistic Children

Our children are children in care who benfit from focussed support that is culturally attuned to their needs, wishes and feelings

Wholistic Benefits

Well matched, culturally appropriate matching provides a foundation for a stable happy family life. Click below to discover more key benefits
APPLICATION PROCESS

BECOMING A FOSTER CARER

The Application Process

When you are ready to start your journey, these are the steps you'll take with wholistic

MAKE AN ENQUIRY

Step 1
Use our enquiry form below to contact us and we request an information pack. Once received a member of the Wholistic team will be in touch at a suitable time to explain the process.

HOME VISIT

Step 2
We’ll pay a visit to you at home to learn more about you. We'll also learn about your family and your home. This is a chance for you to ask us any questions in person. If you want to proceed with us, we can then complete the paperwork required to get the process started.

APPLICATION FORM

Step 3
We'll need to get your application filled in which you can do online - at this point, your officially an stage 1 applicant.

TRAINING

Step 4
You’ll be invited to attend a mandatory pre-approval training course that gives you important details as well as useful insight into what to expect as a foster carer.

ASSESSMENT

Step 5
After you’ve successfully finishing the course, you’ll be allocated your assessor who will begin your Form F Assessment. This in-depth information-gathering process will inform the application report that will be submitted to an independent Fostering Panel for review.

PANEL

Step 6
Now, your completed application report goes to a group of fostering, educational and care professionals, known as a Fostering Panel. The panel will review, talk to you and make a recommendation to the ADM (Agency Decision Maker)

FIRST CHILD

Step 7
After your pre-approval training course has been completed and the ADM has approved your application, you’ll be ready for your first child. Congratulations - you are now a foster carer.

Why Become a foster carer?

Being a foster carer has many great benefits. Here are just a few things that can happen as a result of fostering children and young people

YOU CARE

You care about children and want them to have a chance in life.

YOU'RE NEEDED

Foster carers provide an essential service but, there is an ongoing shortage of carers for our children

PAY & ALLOWANCES

Most foster carers would do it for the love but, bills need to be paid. We offer a competitive weekly allowance.

SUPPORT & BENEFITS

Fostering works best when children and foster families are both happy. We work tirelessly to ensure our families feel supported and helped all the way.

Transfer to us

Everything you need to know about transferring to wholistic fostering.

WHY TRANSFER

If you feel like you aren't valued or you aren't getting the matches you want - talk to us and see how we are different.
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HOW TO TRANSFER

Transferring is straightforward, you've been through a similar process already - generally transfers are quicker to undertake than initial assessments
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TRANSFER WITH A CHILD

You may be wondering if you want to transfer and have a child in place already can you transfer with them. The answer is yes, it's normal for children in care to stay with a carer if the carer transfers.
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SUPPORT & TRAINING

Sometimes, clicking with your social worker and enjoying the agencies training can make all the difference. Just two reasons our carers love us - we think you will too.
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FAQS

We've tried to answer your questions on our website but, if you still have questions and can't find what you need - please call us - we're very friendly and always happy to help.
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ENQUIRE NOW

We're currently in a drive to recruit carers so it's a great time for you to get in contact and see what fostering with wholistic can be like.
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"We have found that wholistic fostering  are always happy to offer sound and professional advice whenever you need it. We feel that they really make you feel part of their family."

ONA, FOSTER CARER

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