Short Term Emergency Placements Service (STEPS) Foster Carer

£17,870 plus Allowances for young person
05 Sep 2018
14 Nov 2018
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Make a Difference, Foster for Warwickshire

Could you use the skills gained in a previous career working with young people to become a Short Term Emergency Placements Service (STEPS) Foster Carer? 

The STEPS scheme provides emergency placements for looked after children and young people aged 8 – 18 who are experiencing a breakdown of their current placement or are in crisis. Placements are for a minimum of 10 working days. 

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.

We are keen to hear from people who already have experience as a foster carer, whether that’s from fostering for a local authority or an independent foster agency.

We are also 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.

As a foster carer for Warwickshire you would receive the following support:

  • support from a dedicated fostering social worker, social care worker and psychologist access to monthly support
  • groups a bespoke training package access to 24 hour support


For further information visit 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 Text CHILD to 62266Email: Or follow the link to the enquiry form on our web page

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 scheme is not for you, please look at WCC web pages for further fostering opportunities. You can also follow our Facebook page Come and see us at one of our information events

Hear from our existing foster carers about their experiences

Supporting documents
Information Pack - STEPS

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