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Fostering With Us

There can be lots of information to take in about fostering. The team has covered a broad range of topics below. Please take some time to review the areas. If you have any questions, get in touch with a Lotus team member today.

About Fostering

Every 20 minutes another child comes into care needing a foster family in the UK. Every day there are about 65,000 children living with 55,000 foster families*

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Types of Fostering

There are many different types of fostering that foster carers can consider, each with their own challenges and rewards.

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Who Can Foster?

Foster carers come from all backgrounds and bring a wide range of life and work experiences. They will receive training and support to help them develop the skills to meet the needs of children in care.

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Journey to approval

We welcome foster carers from all walks of life. Becoming an approved foster carer is an important process, the team at Lotus will be here to guide you through each step.

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Fostering can be a highly rewarding role but can also be challenging, which is why we are here to support you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Lotus Foster Care provides training for foster carers and regularly reviews development opportunities to enable carers to provide the best possible care to children and young people.

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All foster carers receive a weekly fostering allowance which is designed to cover the cost of caring for a fostered child. The amount can vary depending on the needs of the child in placement. Find out more.

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Transfer To Us

As an existing foster carer, we try to make things as quick and easy as possible for you to transfer to us if you’re looking to change from your current agency or local authority. Find out more.

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There can be lots of questions about fostering. Have a look at this section for some of our frequency asked questions. Please contact a member of the team to discuss anything further. Find out more.

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