If you smoke, you will not be allowed to care for a child under age 5, or a child with respiratory problems.
We cover the South East of England, with offices in Kent and East Sussex – the door is always open for you to pop in. We work with our foster carers to improve our services, and shape the work we do by listening to their views and ideas.
We want you to have the confidence, skills and knowledge to be a professional foster carer, providing you with continuous training opportunities each year from our team and specialists, where this is needed. Bespoke training is also offered, where a child or young person has specific needs.
We know how important it is for foster carers to not feel that they are on their own, providing you with a 24 hours advice service, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You will have a dedicated supervising social worker, who regularly visits and is always on the end of the phone.
Regular support group meetings with other foster carers gives you the chance to share challenges and successes, and keep you up-to-date with what’s happening at Moments.
Support also includes a discount scheme for major attractions nationwide, free passes to local family attractions and social events organised by Moments.
As skilled professionals, in a rewarding but challenging job, we think our foster carers should be recognised with competitive pay.
Your pay depends on the age of the child or young person and their particular needs as well as your skills and experience. You’ll receive between £350 to £507 per week for each child.
Couples who foster can have one person in full-time work outside fostering, with one person as the primary full-time foster carer.
As well as your pay, we provide 23 days paid respite each year, and a holiday allowance.
As a foster carer you will be self-employed, with your first £10,000 earned from fostering each year tax free, as well as some exemptions on earnings over £10,000.
We will help with all the financial stuff and can even provide you with an accountant.