Quick facts

About The Fostering Network

The Fostering Network is the UK’s leading fostering charity. We are the essential network for fostering, bringing together everyone who is involved in the lives of fostered children. We support foster carers to transform children’s lives and we work with fostering services and the wider sector to develop and share best practice. We work to ensure all fostered children and young people experience stable family life and we are passionate about the difference foster care makes. We champion fostering and seek to create vital change so that foster care is the very best it can be.

They strive for excellence and aim to have motivated people within the workforce who can help the organisation to grow and develop. They are all working towards a vision to create a society where the importance of fostering is understood, recognised and supported.

Managers can undertake mentoring in order to progress and develop their skills, while ongoing coaching is available to all employees to help with personal development. The chief executive meets with staff on a monthly basis and practices an open-door policy to encourage communication from all employees.

What is it like to work for The Fostering Network

Staff have access to a discount scheme for hotels, restaurants and theme parks. Flexible working arrangements have been joined by agile working, as well as a cycle to work scheme. There’s also paid time off for personal emergencies, and opportunities to work from home.
My Team
My Team
Practice Learning Days allow Operations Directorate staff to come together to learn about legislative changes and Ofsted inspection frameworks. The Striving for Excellence scheme is concerned with longer-term people issues, quality, culture, values and commitment to become an employer of choice.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
A recognition scheme seeks to reward exceptional contributions within or outside the organisation. That could be a double increment or a one-off non-consolidated payment. The type and level of award given is at the discretion of the senior leadership team.

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  • Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 28 days annual leave to all employees

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:


  • Male : Female:

    17% / 83%

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