Why Foster With Us?

Fostering as a career

‘The mind-set is refreshing; the value base is all about the children’

(Ofsted report 2016)

‘I am proud to work for such an organisation’ (Ofsted report 2016)

Many other agencies have now been taken over by large corporate organisations, whose main aim is to make money for shareholders or pension funds. We believe that this is not the way forward and care passionately about the welfare of the children that we look after.

Lighthouse fostering is a small ‘not for profit’ organisation that was started by foster carers and care leavers. We have an independent advisory board consisting of care leavers and a foster carer representative, these people help to steer the direction Lighthouse Fostering takes and ensure that children and carers are at the heart of all that we do.

  • All our carers receive extensive internal and external training.
  • Lighthouse Fostering is a not for profit organisation so we don’t put profit before the welfare of our carers or children.
  • We are a small, friendly organisation and we will get to know you and your family personally, you won’t feel like just a number in a large corporate machine.
  • An experienced staff team: Our social workers each have over twenty years’ experience and you will benefit from their extensive expertise. 
  • Lighthouse Fostering was started by foster carers and young people who had been in care, so we really understand fostering.
  • Each carer receives 20 nights paid respite.
  • We offer a quick and efficient transfer scheme.
  • We pay a higher than average professional fee.

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