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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 were rated 'GOOD' by Ofsted in 2018.

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.

Working as a team, our foster 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 child care and /or assessment
  • Respite fostering care

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Which areas do we cover?

Our South West service has foster carers from:

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

What do we offer our foster carers?

Our West Country locations are able to provide a range of services including:

  • Excellent remuneration and paid breaks of up to fourteen days a year
  • 24/7 support from qualified staff and experienced staff
  • A wide range of specialist training
  • Support groups for foster parents
  • Activities for both foster children and carers own children
  • Holiday and recreational activities with other foster carers
  • Support with educational issues
  • Clinical child psychologist support
  • Overnight breaks to support carers

Becoming a foster carer

We need to recruit foster carers across Cornwall, Devon, Plymouth, Torbay, 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.

What do our carers have to say?

Your care is of the utmost importance to our staff and us.

We encourage open and honest communication between all of our staff and carers to discuss how we can help meet their needs, and support them.

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Do you feel you have the energy and true commitment to make a positive difference to a child’s or young person’s life?

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