Large support meetings are held three times per year although our smaller projects have their support groups more regularly and all carers are encouraged and supported to attend these meetings.
The Support Groups are facilitated by Community Foster Care and will involve outside speakers, discussions with the Chief Executive and Trustees, along with peer support.
Foster carers are encouraged to meet regularly to support each other, develop their skills and provide a network of support and it is our aim to provide a support system in all the areas in which we provide a service.
We also hold a Long Service Award Ceremony every December at our Head Office, where foster carers are celebrated for the work they do with the children placed with them.
Every five years, Community Foster Care holds a Celebration of Achievement Day which incorporates children's achievements with our Long Service Awards.
Support Groups are typically held during school term times and run from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm and include lunch and the opportunity to network and are more informal and relaxed events.
Sometimes a support group, especially in the smaller branches, can be a meeting somewhere for lunch and just building relationships with other foster carers.
If you would like to be a foster carer or are thinking of becoming a foster carer, please contact us now!