Support for you

Outstanding support and training for
foster carers with Diagrama

We’re here for you every step of the way

Every child or young person is different – from experiences and ethnicity to personality and interests. It’s almost impossible to know how to support every child’s very specific needs without any extra support. We strongly believe you should never feel alone or confused about how to handle any tricky situations or discussions if they arise. You deserve complete confidence in your ability. That’s why we help our foster carers develop a comprehensive understanding about how to support children and young people with all types of backgrounds and challenges.

From the point of your application to becoming a foster carer your Diagrama social worker will help guide you through the initial training and vetting stages.

Foster Care Support
– feel valued and listened to

At Diagrama Fostering we pride ourselves on offering an outstanding service for our foster carers so you feel valued and listened to and never have to face a challenge on your own. As a foster carer with Diagrama you will not only receive excellent training, pay and allowances – you will also benefit from expert support throughout every stage of your fostering career.

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Why foster carers choose Diagrama Fostering

Dedicated supervisor

Once approved as a foster carer you will be assigned a dedicated supervising social worker who will be in weekly contact and will visit you at home once a month, or more, if needed.

Considered matching

Before putting any of our foster carers forward for a placement, we take time to make sure the individual needs of everyone involved are fully considered. We will look at the needs of the child in care and see if your skills, home environment and your experience will fit to provide the best care for them. It is in everyone’s interests to ensure the match is a positive and stable one.

Round-the-clock foster care support

There is always a member of our fostering team on call for you to talk to 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. Our team of experts can help you work through any challenges you are facing and find the right solution for everyone. We believe providing excellent support is absolutely paramount to ensuring the best experience for you and the best outcomes for the children in your care. We really are there for you every step of the way.

Education support for your foster child

Diagrama Fostering has a specialist education adviser to help people who use our services to access the most appropriate educational support.

Need a break? We can help with that.

Diagrama foster carers find their role very rewarding. However, we realise you need time out occasionally too – just like any parent. That’s why we offer 14 nights respite cover per year – where Diagrama Fostering pays other foster parents to look after your foster child or children. Our respite carers  often look after the same children for short breaks and over time are often seen as extended foster family.

Foster care network

Our foster carers are encouraged to get to know one another and you will be able to meet up at regular support groups, activities and events  held throughout the year.

‘The matching procedure is thorough and results in stable placements.’
– Ofsted

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Making a difference is simple – just take the next step

This is your chance to become an inspiring role model that children in care desperately need.

Taking the next step is simple:

 

  1. BOOK A CALL WITH A SOCIAL WORKER - You book a call at a time that is convenient and works around you.
  2. FIND OUT ABOUT FOSTERING - Speak with our friendly social workers and ask any questions you may have.
  3. KNOW WHETHER FOSTERING IS RIGHT FOR YOU – Feel confident you have honest, reliable and comprehensive information to understand whether fostering is the right pathway for you.

 

A foster carer’s role is too important to carry it out feeling unsupported. That’s why we prioritise providing a community of excellent support and training for all our foster carers. Speak to our team today.