Short Term Emergency Placements Service (STEPS) Foster Carer
Make a Difference. Foster for Warwickshire
Could you use the skills gained in a previous career working with young people to change direction and become a Short Term Emergency Placements Service (STEPS) Foster Carer. STEPS carers care for young people for up two weeks at a time and so have the opportunity to help and support a variety of young people for a short period of time.
Warwickshire Fostering Services Short Term Emergency Placement Service (STEPS) placement scheme has been running for over 18 months and we are keen to add more Foster Carers to this team.
The STEPS scheme provides emergency placements for children and young people aged 8 – 18 who are looked after but are experiencing a breakdown of their current placement or are in crisis. Placements are for a minimum of 10 working days.
We are particularly interested in hearing from people who have experience of working with young people e.g. youth workers, teachers, social workers, previous or current foster carers or care workers who feel they could use the skills gained in another career to change direction and become a STEPS Foster Carer.
STEPS Foster Carers provide some stability for the child or young person while the service is searching for their next placement. The young person in STEPS will be the only young person in placement enabling the carers to focus on their immediate and future needs. These placements will be in the Warwickshire area to enable the young person to remain in their current school/college.
For further information visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/stepsfostering or see the information pack below.
This information is the start; if you are still interested and would like to talk to a Social Worker please contact the Fostering Recruitment Team by:
- Telephone: 0800 4081556
- Or Text CHILD to 62266
- Or follow the link to the enquiry form on our web page at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/fostering
The Duty Social Workers will answer any questions you have and explain the process if you wish to progress to the initial assessment stage.
If this new scheme is not for you, please look at WCC web pages for further fostering opportunities.
Information Pack - STEPS