Foster care support

Foster Care Support

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.

Every child or young person is different – from experiences and ethnicity to personality and interests. We help our foster carers understand how to work with children and young people who have experienced all kinds of challenges in their lives.

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.

Once approved 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.

Specialist support

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

Our therapeutic service can help enhance a family’s/person’s wellbeing/functioning. We have extensive experience across a whole range of issues.

Need a rest? 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. Our respite carers (link to /types of fostering) 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 (link to activities and events) held throughout the year.