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Affinity Fostering

Join the Affinity Fostering Family

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Do something amazing and start earning at the same time.

New to Fostering? Affinity are here for you.

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Join the Affinity Fostering Family

Affinity believe in ensuring that our family are fully supported financially, professionally and emotionally.

Our Ofsted Outstanding rated team support our foster carers and their families through every step of the fostering and placement process and we run an exciting programme of annual social and personal development events.

Check out just some of the reasons to choose Affinity Fostering for a better fostering experience.

  • 24/7 professional support
  • Ongoing specialist training
  • Respite holiday
  • Social Events throughout the year
  • Seasonal Affinity Newsletter
  • Dedicated Support Workers who provide extra layer of assistance
  • Vouchers and incentives for Young People to get involved in Affinity's competitions and Participation projects
  • Careful matching of young people to our foster carers
  • Competitive foster care allowances
  • Social Workers with suitable workloads, allowing them to spend time and invest in our foster carers.
  • Regular contact and meetings with your supervising social worker
  • Local meetings with other Foster Carers
  • 2-day Foster Carer's Christmas Conference
  • Summer Allowance for Young Person's activities
  • Organised Activity Holidays for our Young People
  • Ofsted Outstanding Agency since our inception
  • Free membership to FosterTalk for all our foster carers
  • Birth Children's events, recognising their contribution to the successful fostering of young people in their family home.
  • Regular Keeping In Touch KIT days with Senior Management.

Why Affinity are the best agency for new foster carers

Affinity Fostering were rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in 2017. In-fact we’ve been rated Outstanding in every inspection since we opened our agency!

What you could earn by fostering

Sadly some children and young people cannot live at home and need different types of foster homes for a period of time or until they become adults.

By becoming a foster carer with Affinity Fostering you can help meet the immediate requirement for new foster carers in your area and earn a generous tax-free monthly allowance in return.

Get a personal earnings estimate
How many young people could you accommodate?

You need one room per young person

No. of placements
You could be earning

£385 - £690

Typically tax free + Affinity benefits

Jo is ready to answer all your fostering questions

Whether this is your first visit, or you have been considering a career in fostering for some time and are ready to take the next step, Jo Grainger, our Principal Social Worker is available to help you understand all your options and guide you in your application to foster.

Jo Grainger
Principle Social Worker
at Affinity Fostering

"Hi I’m Jo, I’m here to assist new foster carers every step of the way and can offer Free advice. Also talk to me if you are ready to start an application to foster. Click the button below to get in touch and"


Jo’s 4 steps to your new career in foster care

Affinity Fostering make the application process as smooth as possible. Let Jo guide you every step of the way to becoming a foster carer.

Meet your social worker and
complete application to foster

I will visit you at home to discuss your fostering options at Affinity Fostering, answer any questions you may have and help you complete the application paperwork.

Attend a Skills To Foster course and home visit
by social worker

You will attend a Skills to Foster Course designed to equip you with the skills you need to foster. I will visit your house to assess your home and lifestyle.

Interviews, assessments and decision panel

We will check your references and your application will be assessed by a panel of professionals who make the final decision on your application to become a foster carer.

Start Fostering!

On successful completion of the above steps you will have become a foster carer ready for your first placement with Affinity Fostering. We will continue to support you throughout life as a foster carer.

Ready to foster? What you need to do next:

Affinity Fostering make the application process as smooth as possible. Let Jo guide you every step of the way to becoming a foster carer.

Jo and our team are ready to answer all your fostering questions.
Call 01245 237158 today or


We appreciate that deciding to become a carer takes time and requires support.
We have lots of resources to help you learn more about fostering.

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