Our Support

A close-knit friendly and supportive team that works together in community spirit.

Providing excellent support to our Foster Parents is what Flourish is all about. Our support has an outstanding reputation and is highly commended.

As a Flourish Foster Parent, you have access to a training programme that is second to none and includes beginner, intermediate and advanced levels of specialist therapeutic training to ensure that the golden thread of therapeutic fostering runs throughout our service, catering for families in their first year to more experienced families who have years of experience.

Our training is geared towards all learning styles and is guaranteed free of judgement regarding prior educational achievement. So many of our Foster Parents have amazed themselves by achieving numerous certificates or a Diploma during their personal learning journey with Flourish.

Out of Hours Support Every Day of the Year

Fostering is a 24/7 commitment. We understand that the more support you have access to, the more confident you will feel in your fostering role with us. That’s why we’re committed to making sure it’s available for you every day of the year. Flourish offer dedicated out of hours support 24/7/365, providing an informed response to Foster Parents who may be in need of a friendly experienced ear, whatever time of the day or night.

Our team also provides an out of hours service for emergency referrals of children needing an immediate crisis response, and we are always grateful to those of our families who are ready and willing to open their homes in such situations.

Be Part of Our Fostering Community

Our social workers are locally available to you and the group of families they are dedicated to supporting. There will be other Foster Parents in your group too, they are always willing to share their knowledge and experience and we put you in touch through regular meetings and events.

Our whole model is based on being part of our fostering community to ensure we are there for you, helping you support the children and young people in your care. The quality of this support is respected by local authorities and has been rated by OFSTED as outstanding, who commented on how our Foster Parents feel valued and exceptionally well supported.

Ongoing Support and Supervision

Ongoing support includes:

Monthly supervision with a Supervising Social Worker

Monthly reflective practice groups

Consultations with a Psychotherapist as and when needed

Out of Hours support to be used when the office is closed

We also hold a range of social events that help build supportive relationships.

Achieving Quality Outcomes

Our Foster Parents are part of an expert and friendly team of fostering professionals who all work together to improve the quality of life of children and young people.

We work towards a Gold Standard in achieving quality outcomes by providing ongoing training to empower our Foster Parents to develop a full range of skills and professional expertise – not only to help and support the children they look after, but also to enrich and enhance their own lives.

Apply to be a Foster Parent

Contact Us

Contact Details

Office Hours
9:00am – 5:00pm 

Flourish Fostering (South), The Cedars,
Holborough Road, Snodland Kent ME6 5PL

0808 129 5311

Office Hours
9:00am – 5:00pm 

Flourish Fostering (North), The Old Chapel,

57A Buxton Road, Stockport SK2 6NB

0161 249 9420

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