WIll I get practical advice & support?                 

As a foster carer you will have your own linkworker. This is a social worker from Talawa, separate from the child’s social worker, who is there to support YOU.


Your supervising social worker will visit you every six weeks, or more often if needed.


You can phone your supervising social worker to discuss anything to do with fostering and the child or children placed with you.


There is a 24 hour support line run by Talawa that foster carers can call for advice or support.


Training courses for foster carers are run throughout the year. These are of a very high standard, and are run by experienced trainers.


As a Talawa foster carer, you will also be linked to another foster carer in your area for additional support.

Financially, foster carers are paid a weekly allowance which covers all the regular costs of raising a child, such as providing food, clothing and pocket money, and helping the child to make regular savings.


We offer very competitive rates.


We reward our foster carers annually for their loyalty in remaining with the agency, and pay a referral fee for any new fostering approvals resulting  from recommendations.

What financial support

is Available?                  

Fostering can be tremendously rewarding for anybody who enjoys helping children to grow, learn, develop, achieve and fulfill their potential.


for some children, meeting these ends can be a real struggle.  with your help, we can provide the stability and security  that every child deserves.