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:
- Bridgend County Borough Council
- Cardiff Council
- Flintshire County Council
- Home Office
- John Lewis Partnership
- KLA, SPTS division
- Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
- Nationwide Building Society
- Neath Port Talbot Council
- Powys County Council
- Pembrokeshire College
- Pembrokeshire County Council
- Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
- 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 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.