Excellent training tailored to your needs
We invest in our carers, with training that helps you build the skills and experience you need to excel as a foster carer. We are focussed on ensuring you feel confident and ready to support the child placed with you.
Our training is built around you, taking into account your needs and how you want to grow and develop. Our close working relationship will enable us to develop a tailored package of training opportunities that are practical and helpful to you as an individual.
Training is delivered online or locally to your home and all courses are designed to fit around family and working life. Learning is practical, meaningful and often delivered by people with their own experience of fostering.
Before you become a foster carer, you will be trained in everything you need to know to prepare for the role with our ‘Skills to Foster’ course. This will cover the practical day to day skills and knowledge that foster carers need to help you feel ready for your new role.
Once you have a child placed with you, there is a wide range of further training you can access, covering everything from supporting a child with special needs to promoting positive behaviour.
A generous fee
At Priory we value our foster carers highly, which is why we pay a generous weekly fee and offer benefits including £500 towards a family holiday.
A break away together benefits the entire family and is something we actively encourage our carers to do, which is why we give you this to help out with the cost each year.
We know that fostering can be demanding which is why you will have 21 days paid respite care, providing time to recharge your batteries and help you feel ready to take on life’s challenges.
To read more about our weekly fee, please visit our FAQs section.