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Already a foster carer?

All foster carers have the right to move between fostering services. Islington offers a fast track service for approved foster carers to join us, making it quicker and easier to transfer to us from an independent agency or different local authority.

We pay generous allowances and will match your current rate. We also pay a retainer between placements. The benefits of fostering with Islington are:

  • We are an outstanding children’s service as rated by Ofsted in March 2020
  • We pay more than independent fostering agencies or will match your current rate
  • We offer retainers of £139 paid between placements, for a maximum of 12 weeks
  • You will be looking after local young people, meaning local meetings and contact
  • We have 24/7 expert duty, with support from social workers and managers, plus monthly supervision and support
  • We offer excellent training, social worker support and support groups
  • We have excellent educational support for children
  • We will reimburse any housing benefit lost as a result of fostering
  • We work closely with CAHMS, child social workers, the health team and virtual school team
  • No 3rd party, you work directly with us
  • We have legal protection insurance, public liability cover
  • You will get Fostering Network membership
  • You can join an active foster carer’s association with weekly coffee morning

What is the next step?

Talk to the fostering team by calling 020 7527 7933 or 0800 073 0428 or send us an email at fostering@islington.gov.uk

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