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Fostering in Salisbury

Five Rivers Child Care is a leading local foster agency based in Salisbury, central to many of our foster carers.

Your local foster agency in Salisbury

If you live in Salisbury or the surrounding areas and are interested in fostering a child or young person then we’d love to hear from you!

We provide our foster carers with specialist training and round-the-clock support, as well as offering generous fostering pay and allowances. Our team benefits from local knowledge of Salisbury and the surrounding areas, and promotes a sense of ‘family’ among our carers. Equality and collaboration are important, so we regularly meet with foster carers to hear their views on our service.

Salisbury is an area that has a long-standing shortage of foster carers in the UK. Our most vulnerable children and young people are looking for dedicated individuals who are looking to foster in the areas in and around Salisbury.

Find out more about the quality of support we provide:

Launch a rewarding career in fostering

Foster carers are child care experts working with a team of professionals. Here are some of the many reasons to join our team and help give children in care the fulfilling childhoods they deserve:

  • Professional Fee
    As a social enterprise and independent provider, we offer a highly competitive fostering allowance of up to £28,000 a year. For almost all foster carers, this will be tax free.
  • Round the Clock Support
    Day or night, we’re here to help you – not something Local Authorities or other agencies always offer. With our 24-hour helpline, highly qualified staff are always on hand.
  • Specialist Training
    We provide a free, comprehensive training package to all our foster carers. Starting with the Skills to Foster course, our training is local and accessible. We also offer e-learning.
  • Foster Carer Communities
    Our carers benefit from membership to local support groups, allowing them to meet other foster carers and share experiences. We also offer activity days where foster families can have fun together.

Why foster with Five Rivers

Can I foster?

There are some basic criteria you’ll need to meet to be considered as a foster carer with Five Rivers Child Care. You will need to:

  • Be passionate about making a difference for a child or young person.
  • Be over the age of 21.
  • Have a furnished spare room that is not used by anybody else.
  • Be committed to undergo training and development.
  • Be able to work in partnership with the team involved in caring for the child/young person.

Fostering FAQs

Foster carer support that's local to you

We know how important relationships are. Having a local office in Salisbury means:

  • Less travel and more face to face time with our supportive team.
  • Opportunities to join local events in and around Salisbury.
  • The chance to form close relationships with other local foster carers.

Recruiting foster carers in the local Salisbury area

Whether you’re new to fostering or have years of experience with a local authority or other fostering provider, we’d love to hear from you.

We are actively recruiting in the Salisbury area and looking for foster carers from Andover, Bognor Regis, Bournemouth, Calne, Christchurch, Dorchester, Fordingbridge, Gosport, the New Forest, New Milton, Poole, Portsmouth, Romsey, Seaford, Southampton, Trowbridge, Westbury, West Wellow, Weymouth, and the local surrounding areas.

If you’re interested in becoming a foster carer, why not book a call with our carer enquiries team, or sign up to one of our virtual ‘Let’s Talk Fostering’ events where you can hear from some of our foster carers about fostering with Five Rivers

Get in touch

If you’d like to find out more about fostering with Five Rivers, please contact your local Salisbury office:

Five Rivers Child Care – Salisbury
Unit 3, Office Park
London Road

T: 01722 622152
E: [email protected]

Fostering Success Stories

We work with some incredible foster carers.

You can read real stories about how fostering has transformed the lives of both our foster carers and our staff to learn how the experience has brought them together.

Fostering Stories
Lesley Mahoney
Bournemouth-based foster carer
Lesley fosters alongside her two daughters and specialises in parent and child placements where she looks after mothers and their young children, helping them remain together as a family unit.

Meet Our Salisbury Team

We bring the best people together to help you.

We are lucky to have some of the best staff available at our Salisbury fostering office, who provide support to foster carers across Salisbury, the South and South East of England. They are all dedicated to helping turn children’s lives around.

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