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 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 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:
The Duty Social Workers will answer any questions you have and explain the process if you wish to progress to the initial assessment stage.
Hear from our existing foster carers about their experiencesSupporting documents
Information Pack - STEPS