Careers at Fostering Solutions – Join our family

Fostering Solutions is part of the Acorn Group, a family of specialist services for complex & vulnerable children and young people. Our fostering services are dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable children and young people with complex needs and behavioural challenges. To do this we need the best people, to recruit, train and support our amazing Foster Carers as well as providing essential business support.

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Why join the Fostering Solutions Family?

When you join Fostering Solutions you become part of something very special, a business where every person matters and contributes to improving the lives and outcomes for vulnerable children and young people.

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What kind of opportunities do we offer?

We have a range of fantastic opportunities for qualified Social Workers, Independent Assessors and Fostering Panel Members across the UK.


As part of the wider Acorn Group family of services we also have opportunities across our specialist living & learning services including; Care Workers & Team Leaders, Registered Managers, Teachers, HR, Finance, Marketing, IT, Administration and Senior Management.

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Culture & Benefits

We are all about family. Our aim is to match the right child or young person to the right Foster Carer – it’s all about the right fit and that’s just as important when it comes to our own team.


Our people are committed to developing and promoting our service whilst keeping our Foster Children and Carers at the centre of what we do.


The work can be demanding and rewarding in equal measure and our people are adaptable and have a ‘can do’ attitude coupled with a social heart that builds pride in working for Fostering Solutions.

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What benefits will I receive:

As well as being a great place to work we also offer
• Competitive salaries
• 33 days holiday (including bank holidays)
• Pension
• Company Car (where applicable)
• Continuous Learning & Development
• Life Assurance

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The fostering panel make recommendations to the agency on the assessments of applicants and comprehensive reviews of foster carers. Panel membership includes a range of people from diverse backgrounds and will as far as possible reflect the local community.


We also look for qualified Social Workers to carry out Form F assessments on our prospective Foster Carers across the UK. These positions offer a competitive fee of £2000 per completed assessment.

Panel member vacancies

Form F Assessors

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A career in Social Work

To become a social worker you will need an Honours degree in Social Work and be registered on the social care register.


The role of a social worker involves forming partnerships with people and supporting them in finding solutions to the problems they face which will often involve liaison with other professionals such as teachers, police, doctors and nurses.

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Placements

Practice learning opportunities are available for students working towards a social work qualification to assist in developing their professional practice and to help equip them with the necessary skills and abilities to pursue a career in social work.


If you are studying for your social work degree or equivalent social work qualification, why not talk to your tutors about a placement with Fostering Solutions.

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Vacancies

Want to know more?

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Inside your Fostering Guide...

  • Applying to be a foster carer
  • The different kinds of foster care
  • Support for our foster carers
  • Our training and development programmes
  • How fostering affects your finances

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Relevant FAQs

  • How will we be supported?

    During the assessment process, you will be allocated an Assessing Social Worker who will complete the assessment form (known as a Form F) with you. During this time, your Assessing Social Worker will support you and your family throughout. Once approved by the fostering panel, you will either team up with a named Supervising Social Worker or you may continue to be supported by your original Social Worker. Either way, you will be fully supported by highly skilled & experienced members of staff from day one.

  • What training will I receive?

    Our foster carers are offered comprehensive initial and on-going training. The nature of this training differs depending on the nature of the fostering and the child's needs. For instance, vulnerable teenagers or disabled children require more specialised care so we supply you with additional training. The initial training takes place prior to your approval as a foster carer and will give you the foundations on which to build your knowledge. Our 'Skills to Foster' three day course in a compulsory programme designed to give you the basic skills needed to meet your foster child's needs. We offer extensive on-going training from our qualified training team, plus we encourage skilled foster carers to 'cascade' their knowledge to other foster carer, to find out more about our training package and what else we provide to help you in your fostering career.