Handbooks, guides and resources
Foster Carer's Handbook
We created the Foster Carers Handbook as a quick reference guide. We hope it will answer some of the most frequently asked questions and help you understand some of the requirements of being a foster carer.
The handbook can never be all-encompassing, but having had feedback and consulted with foster carers, we hope the most important issues are covered.
If you need information that's not in this handbook, please contact the fostering team.
Guidance for foster carers
We've created some guidelines for foster carers on a few different topics.
Library for foster carers
There's also a resource library that may be of interest to carers. The library has a vast range of health-related resources including free leaflets and materials you can borrow that are useful for children of all ages.
You can contact the resource centre by:
- Phone: 01706 764788
- Address: Croft Shifa Health Centre, Belfield Road, OL16 2UP - find on Google Maps
Guides to living with another family
You can download our guides to living with another family to give to your foster children when they are first placed with you.