Becoming A Foster Carer with Embrace
Everything you need to know
Can I foster?
More people are eligible to foster than you may realise.
We welcome applications to become a foster carer regardless of gender, sexuality, race, disability religion, culture, employment, or marital status.
Anyone over the age of 21 can apply. However, we would prefer that you can drive or alternatively you live on a good public transport route. It is a requirement that you do have a spare bedroom.
Click below to find out more about the myths of who can and can't foster care, and some of the types of foster care that exists.
Who is involved in the therapeutic community?
In our "Mockingbird" styled community, every part of our team works together to support each other throughout the process, from our staff at the Embrace team, to our social workers and therapists at every level.
Some of these are as follows:
The Embrace Team
Therapeutic Support Staff
Mockingbird Foster Carer
Supervising Social Worker
Senior Supervising Social Worker
For more details on the role of each member of our community please follow the link:
We understand that every Young Person is different and requires different levels of skills and resources to effectively look after. We recognise carer's dedication and skillsets and offer flexible funding based on several tiers of qualifications and a scale of additional rates based on complex needs.
Foster Carers Basic Allowance Per Week
Level 1- £400
Level 2 - £425
Level 3 - £450
Level 4 - £475
Therapeutic foster placements/stepdown
Approx: £500 - £700
Parent and child placements
Disability and complex health needs
Short-break carers-daily minimum rate
Seasonal Summer and Christmas Allowance
Birthday Allowance £50