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Ready for the Next Steps?

Finding positive pathways through therapeutic fostering

Here at Coventry City Council’s fostering service we are recruiting people to join a small team of dedicated foster carers to provide care and support for some of Coventry’s most vulnerable children and young people. 

Fostering on our 'Next Steps' scheme means that you will look after a young person in your home, adopting a therapeutic approach on a 1:1 basis so that those children and young people on the scheme can receive a level of nurture and support to help them to take their next steps onto positive pathways. 

Foster carers on the scheme will join our small dedicated team, with bespoke training and support packages as well as 1:1 and peer group reflection and all the advantages of being a Coventry City Council foster carer.

To be assessed for the scheme you should be able to demonstrate: 

  • At least 2 years’ experience of caring for or working with young people with behaviours that may be challenging (or similar) 
  • No other under 18-year olds living with you 
  • One carer in the household will be home based (recognition of this is reflected in the financial package)  
  • Insight and understanding about trauma, abuse, neglect and potentially of autism and/or mental health issues 
  • With our support and training, the ability to manage and support a young person who is likely, due to their experiences, to display behaviours that may be challenging, in your home 
  • Ability to work positively as part of a wider team of professionals  
  • Adaptability and willingness to learn and implement new approaches 
  • Commitment and motivation to care for a young person who might have had multiple placement breakdowns 

In return the scheme offers: 

  • Full initial and ongoing training, personalised to your needs 
  • Dedicated support from a senior social worker and our wider team 
  • Access to our 24/7 emergency telephone support service provided by our team 
  • To recognise the commitment required, a financial package of nearly £50K per annum (including costs for caring for the young person) is offered. 


 You could be the difference

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Pauline, Coventry Foster Carer said...

‘The reward of knowing you have helped change a young person’s life is incredible, and not just their life, but the lives of their future children, and grandchildren- breaking a negative spiral and helping them to create a better future for themselves. I can't think of anything I'd rather do’ 

Howard, Coventry Foster Carer said...

"Seeing them make small but confident
steps on their own journey...You can’t solve all their problems, or make everything better but you can give them a belief in themselves and be a role model for their future lives and own families going forward. That’s what makes it all worthwhile"