Your Support System at Origins Foster Care Agency: Never Face Your Fostering Journey Alone

Are you considering embarking on the enriching journey of becoming a foster carer? Dive into our latest blog post to discover the comprehensive support system that Origins Foster Care provides, ensuring that you are never alone on this rewarding path.

The fostering journey is one filled with new experiences, challenges, and also incredible rewards. The idea of becoming a foster carer and navigating the journey alone can be nerve-racking. At Origins Foster Care, we understand this and want you to know that when you choose to foster with us, you are never alone. We're dedicated to wrapping a robust, personalized support package around each of our foster carers because your success is our success.

You can rest easy because our bespoke support system is tailored to your unique needs and circumstances. We're committed to providing the necessary support to each foster carer from the moment they become approved. Here's a glance at the general support system you can expect from us:

Personalised Link Worker

From the day you become an approved foster carer, you'll be assigned an allocated link worker. This dedicated professional will act as your social worker ongoing, serving as an advocate for you and supporting all of your needs. They'll visit you regularly, provide supervision, and they're always just a phone call away.

24/7 On-Call Support

We understand that questions and concerns don't only arise during business hours. That's why we offer a 24/7 on-call telephone line, ensuring that you can reach us at any time, be it the middle of the night or weekends.

Community Connection

Community is an integral part of fostering and when you join Origins, you'll become a part of our fostering family. To help nurture this community, we facilitate regular support groups with other foster carers, enabling you to connect, share experiences, and learn from each other. Additionally, we host family fun days and wellness days throughout the year, where all our carers, the children they care for, and their birth children can come together in a spirit of unity and joy.

Consultancy Access

You'll have access to Origins' attachment and developmental trauma consultants, who offer expert guidance to help you navigate the unique complexities that you can sometimes encounter as a foster carer.

Ongoing Training

As part of our commitment to foster carer development, you will receive a learning development plan as soon as you become approved. Regular reviews ensure your plan stays relevant, and our in-house training calendar offers a variety of learning opportunities. We also support external training if you identify something beneficial outside our calendar.

Statutory Fostering Allowance

You'll receive a fostering allowance set by the National Office, which is a practical way of ensuring you're equipped to provide the best care. In addition, we periodically offer gifts and grants to our foster carers as a token of our appreciation for their incredible work.

Embarking on the foster care journey is a significant decision, and we're here to support you every step of the way. If you're ready to explore becoming a foster carer with Origins, reach out to us today or if you need additional more information, be sure to check out our FAQ. The best way to contact us is by filling out the inquiry form on our website. You can also connect with us through our social media, email, or telephone. Start your journey with Origins Foster Care today, and change a life forever.

A portrait photo of Eithne Larkin, a team member at Origins Foster Care smiling and looking at the camera.
Written by:
Eithne LarkinEithne Larkin
June 9, 2023
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