Support and training for foster carers
Support and rewards
Children in care do better and achieve more when in foster care.
We want to make sure that Barnet's foster carers can provide children with the best care possible.
We offer a package of support and training to help you and your family to be foster families.
We provide you with:
a supervising social worker
an out of hours support service
an experienced foster carer buddy
We offer ongoing training that helps you to continue to develop your skills as a foster carer.
Payment and maintenance fee
We will pay you a skills based fee and a maintenance allowance for each child you care for.
Fee levels reflect your experience and the training you have completed as a foster carer.
You will receive a weekly payment ranging between £330 and £581 per week.
We will also give you extra birthday and holiday allowances for each child you care for.
You will be able to have a planned break each year.
Local support groups
Barnet Foster Carers Association (BAFCA)
Barnet Foster Carers Association run monthly support groups (peer to peer).
They offer advice in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere amongst friends and colleagues.
Membership of the Fostering Network
We will provide you with membership to the Fostering Network
The independent national charity offers free support, discounts, training and events.
Virtual School for looked after children
Barnet’s Virtual School provide online educational support to children in our care.
We are part of the North London Fostering Consortium, with 5 other North London borough councils.
We provide support, training and advice to foster carers.
We make sure they give the best care to children and young people.
Check out our information video about fostering to make the right decisions for you.