How do we support our foster carers in Norfolk?
If you choose to become a foster carer, you can rest assured that you won’t be alone. We know that caring for children isn’t a 9-5 job, so neither are we. We are on hand 24/7 from our Norwich office to provide support for our carers.
AFA foster carers are allocated a dedicated Placement Manager. Our placement Managers are qualified social workers based in your local area. Our foster carers find it comforting to know that they have dedicated support close by.
Alongside the dedicated support you receive from your Placement Manager, we offer comprehensive fostering training before and after approval. Training takes place at venues across Norfolk within reasonable travelling distance. We work hard alongside our carers to provide a range of learning opportunities, suited to people’s individual learning needs.
In addition, we also provide regular coffee mornings and support groups for carers across Norfolk. This ensures we deliver the direct support and service that enables AFA foster carers to support and learn from one another.
Our head office base is in Norwich, just off the A47 near Thorpe. That makes it the ideal location for carers to be able to attend training whether travelling from the Norfolk Broads or coastal locations such as Hemsby and Caister. With the new Northern Distributor Road (NDR) on our office doorstep, we are now also less than an hour from Fakenham, Dereham, Holt and Sheringham.
AFA is a highly regarded and experienced independent fostering agency. To find out more about joining our AFA family please get in touch.