Foster Care Training and Support

Considering transferring fostering agency? Our foster carers are given exclusive training and 24/7 support.

Here at Excel Fostering, we pride ourselves on our extensive fostering training programme and support system. As a family-feel agency, we’re able to guide you every step of the way through your fostering journey – whether you’re new to fostering, or looking to transfer over from another independent fostering agency.

Our training and support services encourage both career and personal development, allowing you to push yourself to gain the skillset required to handle any situation fostering placements may provide. Find out more about transferring to us today.

Fostering training

As a foster parent with Excel Fostering, you will take part in continuous training and development schemes in order to help you become the best foster carer you can be. We provide fostering training courses in a variety of areas, including:

  • Paediatric Emergency First Aid
  • Managing Behaviour
  • Child Protection & Safeguarding
  • Logging, Recording & Data Protection
  • First Aid
  • Safer Caring

Fostering support

When you transfer over to Excel Fostering, we recognise that fostering, like all jobs, can sometimes be challenging. That’s why we’re proud to offer a wealth of continuous and thorough support throughout your fostering placements:

  • A network of foster carers in your area supporting each other
  • An assurance from us that we will listen to you and your needs and work hard to support you in a professional and friendly way
  • Phone calls and visits from a dedicated social worker as regularly as needed, but generally every two to four weeks
  • Training in all aspects of looking after children with challenging behaviours
  • Fun social events for carers at least twice a year
  • Up to 14 days paid holiday per year
  • Out of Hours service that gives you access to a social worker who knows about you and your placement, 24 hours a day, every day of the year
  • Competitive fostering allowances

How to transfer to Excel Fostering

Making the transfer over to Excel Fostering could not be easier. To get going, simply fill in our online contact form. Once you’ve completed this, we will put you in touch with a member of our expert team. Our staff will then organise a home visit with you to discuss the next steps, and what the process involves.

Already have a foster child placed in your care? Don’t worry – our team are excellent at working closely with your current agency, or local authority, to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible. The child will be supported throughout, and we will ensure as little disruption to the child’s life as possible. Learn more about how to transfer to Excel Fostering.

Ready to make the transition and transfer fostering agencies? Contact us today to start your transfer to Excel Fostering.

Thinking of fostering?

If you’ve got any questions or would like to find out more about fostering with Excel Fostering, fill out the form below.
An experienced fostering advisor from your local area will then be in touch.

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Ways to

Start the conversation today. Our team of friendly advisors are on hand to answer any foster care questions you may have. We can offer you honest and practical advice that can help you decide if becoming a foster carer is the right path for you. 

Request a
call back

Contact us by completing our online form and one of our fostering advisors will respond to your enquiry within 24 hours.

Call us

Contact us by phone and one of our friendly fostering experts will be on hand for any foster care advice and support you require.

Download a Brochure

Download our helpful guide to becoming a foster carer with Excel Fostering.