Fostering with us

Be part of our team where you are truly valued as colleagues.

We are small, independently owned agency with a family feel. We offer a high level of support to our foster carers and the children in their care.

We will go the extra mile to ensure that you and the children get all the advice and support you need.

Benefits to you.

As a foster carer with Flying Colours you will be entitled to a range of benefits that include:

  • A weekly allowance per child of £410
  • An annual holiday allowance
  • A respite allowance to help you recharge your batteries
  • Additional travel expenses for out of the ordinary journeys
  • Regular individual supervision and support sessions with an experienced social worker
  • Monthly foster carers forum
  • Monthly consultation sessions with our child psychotherapist
  • An ongoing programme of training and self-development
  • Funding for additional training needs
  • Access to 24 hour support
  • Membership of Fostering Network
  • Practical help and support with administrative tasks
  • Regular informal events with other foster carers
  • Support in completing your initial post approval training


Help & Support

We are committed to providing our foster carers with the support, advice and encouragement they need to complete their job. We work hard to ensure that we provide a range of support services to our foster carers to enable them to provide a high quality of care to the children in placement with them.

Our monthly Foster Carers Forum is held at our office and attended by carers along with staff. Lunch is provided.

At forum meetings you can expect to:

  • Feel supported by other carers who have faced similar challenges and experiences
  • Share experiences with other carers
  • Find out how to deal with situations in a different way
  • Learn about any changes in legislation that will affect you
  • Be notified about changes with our Policies and Procedures which can impact upon your practices
  • Have discussions about upcoming events and activities

All our carers have access to comprehensive training and learning opportunities to ensure they are able to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to enable them to provide the best possible care and positive outcomes for the children and young people placed with us.

We also think that it’s important to have ‘fun’ fostering and have the chance to meet with other carers and their children. We have fun days usually in the summer and at Christmas, have a look at our picture gallery to see what we get up to. All our activities are age appropriate so that all of our children and young people have to chance to get involved.

Get in touch

Ask about Fostering today.

Some Interesting Facts


The number of children in foster care in England as of March 2015.


A child enters the care system every 22 minutes.


19% of foster carers are single and are doing a great job providing a loving home for a child.


44% of people asked in a poll think that if you’re over 55 you can’t be a foster carer. We don’t have any upper age limit and 50% of our current carers are over 55. All we ask is that you have enough energy and experience to take care of lively children.