Grants to encourage foster carers
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
City Council is offering one-off grants of around £1,600 to attract new
foster carers and help reward those already fostering.
The grant will be paid to new foster carers who register and
become accepted by March 31 2018, and have had a foster placement for at
least six months.
Councillor Paul Lewzey, cabinet member for Children’s Social
Care, said “We’re well aware of the important role our foster carers
play in looking after some of Southampton’s most vulnerable children. We
hope this grant will persuade new fosters carers to come forward. The
grant will also help complement the generous allowance that is paid to
fund all placements alongside the 24-hour support and ongoing training
our current carers receive.”
For details, contact information, and terms of the offer, see this council web page.