The four main types of fostering Affinity are involved in are Long Term, Short Term, Emergency Fostering, Parent and Child Placements. Click the buttons below for more information on each of these:

Long Term Fostering

Short Term Fostering

Emergency Fostering

Long Term Fostering

What we offer Foster Carers who have long, short term or emergency placements:
  • 24/7 support
  • Ongoing training
  • 2 weeks paid respite
  • A fostering allowance from £385 - £690 a week
  • Fortnightly meetings/ regular phone calls with your Supervising Social Worker
  • Social events
  • Monthly support groups with other Affinity Fostering Foster Carers (except in School holidays)
Parent and Child Assessments

Become a specialist Parent and Child Foster Carer and help a parent give their baby the love and care they need.

There is an increasing need for Foster Carers who are able to take a parent and their child into their home. We are currently looking for people who have either been parents themselves, have childcare experience or have worked in a childcare profession to take on the challenging but rewarding task of becoming a specialist parent and child Foster Carer.

Parent and Child assessments are often the basis for Court reports presented by the Local Authority Social Worker, therefore Foster Carers need to be able to provide clear, concise and accurate recordings of the Parent's skills.

Skills & Qualities

You may have experience looking after your own children; come from a childcare profession; have nursing experience or been a Nanny or a childminder. Whatever your experience, a Parent and Child Foster Carer requires the following skills and qualities:

  • Assertive and Resilient
  • Determined with a Good Sense of Humour
  • Open & Honest
  • Discreet and the ability to step back
  • Quiet, unobtrusive vigilance
  • Professional and Confidential Approach
  • Good IT and recording skills
  • Optimistic and Resilient
  • Good role model
  • Problem solving and creativity

What we offer a Foster Carer for Parent & Child Assessments:

  • 24/7 support
  • Ongoing specialist training
  • Respite holiday
  • A fostering allowance of between £650 - £690 a week
  • Fortnightly meetings (or more if required) with your Supervising Social Worker
  • Social events
  • Monthly meetings with other Foster Carers