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Thinking about fostering - support & benefits

Support & benefits

Why foster for Stoke-on-Trent City Council?

There are so many reasons to foster for us and these are just a few:


  • You will play a part in keeping children local to Stoke-on-Trent
  • Birthday, Christmas and holiday allowances for children in placement
  • An allowance for the child in placement plus a skills level payment for foster carers
  • A set up allowance and clothing allowance to help you prepare for fostering
  • Loyalty scheme – refer a friend and get £500 when they are approved


  • Access to the Foster Carers Association who arrange a number of events for carers and children during the year
  • Buddy System to support and guide newly approved foster carers
  • Free Membership to the Fostering Network
  • Extensive training package and support groups
  • Kidz of Carerz group for foster carer's own children
  • Out of hours service – we’re there when you need us

Why foster with us

  • Stoke-on-Trent City Council fostering is a not for profit service
  • We have a dedicated and experienced fostering team 
  • You'll feel heard and valued because we continuously consult with you to help develop and improve our service
  • Transferring to us is a fast and simple process
  • Care leavers and birth children have access to our apprenticeship scheme and job opportunities in the local community  

Click here to download the foster carers' handbook

image illustrating key points in the fostering journey, meet the team, check eligibility and applyUnderstand fostering and introduce yourself to the team Meet the team and complete the assessment Work with us as we find the right placement for you Your fostering journey has just begun