We’re here to support children and young people in York, and foster carers provide an important part of our services.

We trust our foster carers to look after our children and young people, because we know them well and so can be sure they're doing a great job.

Complete a fostering enquiry form if you're interested in becoming a foster carer, and we'll contact you to explain the next steps.

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As a foster carer you’ll:

  • provide much-needed support for local children and young people
  • receive great financial allowances and rewards
  • receive comprehensive training and support

Foster carer allowances and support

As well as the satisfaction which comes from providing care for children and young people, there’s a range of allowances and support available for our registered foster carers.

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Financial allowances and rewards

Our allowances are amongst the best in the country and reflect how highly we value our carers.

As a foster carer you can earn up to £25,000 per year

Full details of allowances and additional payments will be provided on application.

Practical training and support

We know that training our foster carers helps them to do a great job. Our regular training is led by experienced professionals and covers a wide range of topics.

You'll also receive one-to-one support from a social worker.

Further details of additional training and support will be provided on application.

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