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West Country

Our West Country foster care services are available across Devon, Torbay, Plymouth, Cornwall and the surrounding areas.

Fostering in the West Country

The Five Rivers fostering teams in the West Country are experienced and passionate. We’re committed to ensuring that foster carers are recruited, supported, developed and rewarded for the crucial role they take on when they become part of the Five Rivers fostering family.

“It is essential to work as part of a team, especially as I am a single foster carer. I have been so glad to know that I can contact my social worker or any of the social workers at Five Rivers at any time.” – Foster Carer

We have a very experienced team who are committed to and passionate about improving outcomes for children and young people. We have a variety of carers, including carers who provide placements for parents with young children. These placements allow the parent to be supported to care for their child, and/or for their parenting to be assessed in an environment that keeps everyone safe. Working as a team, our carers provide foster homes to meet a range of needs for children, young people and families, with the aim of keeping them safe and improving their lives both now and in the future.

The range of needs presented by children, young people and families vary so much, foster carers may be assessed and approved to undertake some or all of the fostering roles below.

  • Long-term care
  • Short-term care
  • Parent and childcare and/or assessment
  • Respite fostering care

Which areas do we cover?

Our South West service has foster carers from:

  • Devon
  • Torbay
  • Plymouth
  • Cornwall
  • Exeter
  • Truro
  • And the surrounding areas

Becoming a foster carer

We need to recruit foster carers across Devon, Torbay, Plymouth, Cornwall and the surrounding areas, in both urban and rural areas to ensure we provide local foster placements to those who need them.

Our offices are in Truro, Exeter and Plymouth, ensuring that we have staff who are based within easy travelling distance to foster carer’s homes wherever they live in the area we cover.

If you are interested in joining the Five Rivers team of foster carers and staff to provide a foster home to transform the life of a child, young person or family in your local area, find out more about becoming a foster carer with Five Rivers and book a call today.

Hear what our foster carers have to say

“We’ve attended most of the support groups that have been applicable for us to attend. We have also attended a large number of training courses over the last year. Attending the support groups and training is a good opportunity to meet up with other foster carers and share problems and listen to how we all deal with different situations.” Julie and Kevin, Foster Carers. 

 “I love being part of a family with brothers and sisters and dogs!” Freddie, 7

“Relationships between children and their foster carers are strong. Foster carers help children to feel part of their family, while also supporting them to see their birth family and understand their back grounds.” – Ofsted report

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