Fostering in Devon
We are an Independent Fostering Agency looking for foster carers in Devon.
Blue Sky Fostering was established in 2005 to address the shortage of foster carers in the South of England. From the outset we decided that Blue Sky Fostering would become established enough to offer security but small enough to still offer the personal touch often missing from larger foster agencies. This has allowed us to provide a friendly, supportive and professional service to all of our foster carers across the Blue Sky region.
We now have teams of social workers based in the south of England including our South West Team who are based in our offices in Plymouth and Bristol. We cover a wide range of fostering types including long and short term fostering and specialist fostering including Parent & Child fostering and Therapeutic Fostering. Our nearest office is in Plymouth; however we hold local support groups and training across the county.
Are you looking to become a foster carer in the Devon area?
We are always looking for foster carers in Devon from different backgrounds; couples - whether married or living together - with or without children, single people and divorced people. We prefer to place children with foster carers who reflect their own background so we need carers from all cultures and religions.
You will find fostering challenging but with great rewards and a role where you can make a real difference to young people.
If you tick all of these boxes, fostering could be the right career for you:
- A spare bedroom & a driving license
- Willingness to include the looked after child in your family home
- Flexibility, resilience, optimism and a good sense of humour
- Some experience of looking after children - either your own or somebody elses
- Enthusiasm and commitment
- Prepared to foster from a wide age range
Why choose Blue Sky Fostering?
At Blue Sky we recognise that fostering is a demanding and at times, exhausting, job. That's why when you join us we will ensure that you and the children you are looking after have all the support you need. We treat every single looked after child and fostering family as an individual and we seek to bring out the best in each person by providing outstanding care and support. Everything we do has the best interest of the looked after child at it's centre.
We have been deemed 'Outstanding' by Ofsted on three consecutive occasions in 2008, 2011 and 2013!
Why choose Blue Sky Fostering?
When you become part of the Blue Sky team you will not only receive a friendly, supportive and professional service. You will also benefit from the following:
- An allowance of up to £588 per week, per child paid on time
- A minimum of 14 days paid holiday (respite) a year
- Training in all aspects of looking after children in care giving you the tools to succeed
- Regular phone calls and visits from your own social worker
- Opportunities to meet with other Blue Sky foster carers Blue Sky events for you, your birth children and your foster child
- Access to a social worker who knows about you and your placement 24 hours a day, every day of the year
- A FULFILLING CAREER WHERE YOU CAN MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE TO YOUNG PEOPLE'S LIVES
“My Supervising Social Worker has always been there to give me support when needed and I cannot fault them in anyway.”
Choosing to become foster carers is a big decision for you and your family and we’re with you every step of the way.Find out more
Call us today: 0845 450 3519 or Enquire Online
If you are not based in Devon, then you could still foster with us. Blue Sky Fostering operate in a number of locations across the South and have support teams to assist with fostering in Wiltshire, East Sussex and Dorset. We regularly hold events in these areas so take a look at our events page or contact us today to find out more about how to become a foster carer.
World of Country Life
For a great day out with your foster child, why not join the deer train safari and get close to the animals at World of Country Life. Play areas, picnic areas and lots of space!
Welcome to the warmest caves in the UK! At a steady temperature of 14c all year round, this maze of caves is the ideal venue for your fostering day out, whatever the weather!
The Donkey Sanctuary
What a lovely, uplifting and happy place to visit with your foster child! The sanctuary offers a home to neglected and abused donkeys from far and wide, it also helps children and young people through riding therapy.