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Foster carer reference group

The group is made up of foster carers who meet with our senior managers involved with services to looked after children.

At the meetings carers and managers discuss what improvements need to be made to services for looked after children and how these will be achieved. The group members are nominated and elected by other foster carers every 2 years.

Members of the group will take up issues on behalf of other carers at meetings with managers and then feedback to carers by direct contact, through support groups and the fostering newsletter.


Group members

The group members offer different types of care and have different experiences of fostering. Each member is representative of a group of carers, the groups they represent are:

  • Task Carer

  • Level 3 Carer

  • Permanence Carer

  • Black and ethnic minorities Carer

  • New Carer (approved within last 2 years)

  • Male Carer

You can speak to any group member you wish to about issues you would like raised at the meetings with managers.


When they meet

The group meet 4 times a year.


Contribute to the group

If you have an issue that you would like a group member to raise on your behalf at a meeting you can contact them direct (contact details have been sent to all foster carers to include in handbooks) or email

  • Modified: Sep 18, 2015 12:23:30 PM