As a foster carer working for Peterborough City Council you can expect:

  • A specialist foster care Social Worker to support you and your family
  • A comprehensive training and development package for foster carers – download training brochure
  • Regular supervision and ongoing support from our team of fostering social workers
  • Direct support from our in house Fostering and Adoption and Clinical Psychology Service and Children in Care Health Team
  • Foster Carers Consultative Forum (meets six times per year) and regular newsletters for foster carers
  • Additional skills based payments as your experience grows
  • Up to 14 days pre-planned respite care (for children over three years)
  • Buddy Scheme and the opportunity to be part of one of the largest foster carer networks in the city
  • Telephone support 24/7 via a dedicated helpline and out of hours emergency duty team

Peterborough Fostering (103)

If you are (or are considering becoming) a foster carer with an Independent Fostering Agency (IFA) we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us to see how we can support you to become one of our foster carers.

Here are just some of the reasons why Peterborough City Council can offer you the best fostering experience:

  • Children come into care through the local authority so there is a wider choice of children for carers fostering with us
  • There are better outcomes for the children in care when fostered with our carers as they can stay close to their family and friends and stay at the same school
  • We are a non-profit making organisation so money is spent on the children and carers
  • We have an excellent support and development package
  • Easy access to the social workers and senior managers responsible for the children placed with you as they will all be Peterborough children
  • It costs us much more to place children with IFAs, often twice as much and sometimes much more