Fostering Information – useful downloads

All kinds of useful information on the different kind of fostering including fees. allowances and training.

For more info, chat to our friendly fostering team anytime 0800 587 9900.

Please select from the list of resources and downloads below. All documents are downloadable as PDFs. You will need Adobe Reader to be able to view and print PDF documents. Adobe Reader is a FREE piece of software. Click here to download Adobe Reader.

Leaflet - Fostering in Somerset, general information

Foster Carers are people who offer a safe, stable home to a child or teenager when their own family are unable to do so. As a Foster Carer you can make a real difference to a child or young person who needs this extra support.

A spare room in your home, enthusiasm, a willingness to learn, and bucket loads of patience are a must. People from all walks of life can apply to
foster – It doesn’t matter if you are single, married, in a same sex relationship, own or rent your home, have children of your own, or not. Download

Leaflet - Short Break Care

Short Break Care is a specialist fostering service for disabled children and young people. Teenagers or children might have a learning disability, a physical or sensory disability, significant health care needs, or a combination of these.
Skilled Foster Carers look after many of these children on a regular basis. Download

Fostering Statement of Purpose

This Statement of Purpose sets out what services are provided for children who are placed with Somerset’s Fostering Service and also includes those provided by other agencies. Download