work and foster

supportive employers in Wales

Nearly 40% of foster carers combine fostering with other work.

Having the support of an employer may make the vital difference in the decision of an employee to become a foster carer.

Make a difference in your community, by being an employer who supports fostering.

businesses and organisations in Wales who support their employees to work and foster:

  • Admiral
  • Bridgend County Borough Council
  • Cardiff Council
  • Cowshed
  • Flintshire County Council
  • Home Office
  • Isle of Anglesey County Council
  • John Lewis Partnership
  • KLA, SPTS division
  • Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
  • Monmouthshire County Council
  • Nationwide Building Society
  • Neath Port Talbot Council
  • Powys County Council
  • Pembrokeshire College
  • Pembrokeshire County Council
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
  • Santander
  • Swansea Council
  • The Fostering Network
  • Welsh Government
  • Wrexham County Borough Council

flexible hours and additional leave

You can support children and foster families in your community, by being a supportive employer who is aware of the challenges of the fostering role, such as responding to emergencies, children arriving at short notice, attending meetings and training.

Fostering Friendly

fostering friendly employer

A template HR policy is available from the Fostering Network, which applies to all foster carers and those applying to foster offering 5 days additional paid leave.

The Fostering Network’s Fostering Friendly Employers Scheme

thanks to…

Flintshire County Council

Admiral

Welsh Government Llywodraeth Cymru

Welsh Government

Bridgend County Borough Council

Cardiff Council

Nationwide Building Society

Neath Port Talbot Council

Pembrokeshire County Council

Pembrokeshire College

Pembrokeshire College

Powys County Council

Swansea Council

The Fostering Network

Wrexham County Borough Council

Santander

Cowshed

KLA, SPTS division

John Lewis Partnership

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

Merthyr Tydfil logo

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

Anglesey logo

Isle of Anglesey County Council

Monmouthshire logo

Monmouthshire County Council

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