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Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
UP to £445 per week (per child, includes an allowance and your professional fee)
Various within Waltham Forest
Working Pattern:
Evenings/Full Time/Nights/Weekends
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
03/10/2017 at 23:30 PM
Vacancy Description


Salary: UP to £445 per week (per child, includes an allowance and your professional fee)

DBS Check: Yes

You could be the one to make a real difference to a young person’s life.

We require new or experienced Foster Carers.

If you have a spare bedroom in your home and space in your heart you could make a life changing difference to a child by fostering.

Foster caring is a professional, valuable, rewarding, challenging and fun career choice. As a foster carer you provide a safe and caring environment in your own home for children who cannot, for a variety of reasons, live with their own families. We need to recruit more individuals and couples to provide the loving and caring homes that they deserve.

Becoming a foster carer is open to you, whatever your ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation. You will have flexible working hours or full time availability and live in Waltham Forest or within reasonable commuting distance.

To be a foster carer with us you will need:

  • The patience, humour and energy to look after a child
  • Good communication skills
  • A spare bedroom for the child
  • British citizenship or permanent leave to stay in the UK
  • To be aged 21 or over

You’ll be assessed to make sure you can meet the needs of each child or young person placed with you. As a foster carer you will receive full training, 24 hour support and a generous payment package, to care for a child who is in need of a home.

We reward our foster carers with what we believe to be one of the best packages in the UK. As a Waltham Forest Foster Carer you will receive;

Up to £445 per week which includes an allowance for the child and your professional fee

  1. Significant tax exemptions (
  2. Up to 60 per cent off your Council Tax bill if you live in Waltham Forest or a payment toward you Council Tax if you live outside of the Borough
  3. Outstanding preparation, ongoing training and dedicated social worker support to help you provide the love and care that a young person needs.If you can demonstrate that you have the time, space and the passion for encouraging children to meet their full potential, then fostering may be for you!To find out more or to apply call our dedicated recruitment line 020 8496 3437 or visit
  4. We are happy to answer all your questions about becoming a foster carer, so get in touch to find out everything you need to know.
  5. Fostering is a career where you can really make a difference to the life of a child. You do not need any prior experience, as full training is provided. However, you must be able to demonstrate the ability to care for a child, and that you can provide a safe and nurturing environment for them. As a foster carer you’ll be supported to really make a difference to the children and young people in your care, and you will receive a dedicated social worker who will support you and your family.

Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

How to apply
To find out more or to apply call our dedicated recruitment line 020 8496 3437 or visit
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