Ikon fostering offers the best possible fostering career to existing foster carers and new applicants wishing to start a career in fostering.
We consider fostering as a career and as such we offer the best package of support, training and rates of pay to our foster carers. Please do not take our word see for yourself and compare this with other agencies including local authorities.
In addition to the weekly fee we offer generous allowances (for example; for birthdays, festivals, holidays, furniture, clothing, school equipment, bus passes). It is difficult to put each of these allowances in an introductory letter like this so please contact us and we will discuss this with you. We are happy of course to visit you at home at a time convenient to you.
Our training will provide you with all the skills and knowledge, to help you develop as a foster carer. Examples of training Ikon provides includes the following: Administration of Medicines, Attachment, Eating Disorders, Safe Handling and Managing Challenging Behaviour, Safeguarding Children and Young People, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, Internet safety, Men in foster care, Life story work, Autism, Child Development and Record Keeping.
We promote a family-feel within the agency which means, that as Foster Carers you will be able to directly speak to the Directors and Managers of Ikon Fostering, when you need. This is in addition to having access to a team of committed Social Workers, Support Staff and Foster Carers, from a team to give you the support that you deserve. Responding to your needs quickly and effectively is always high on our priorities.
Caring for vulnerable children is an important and vital job. It is a Foster Carer’s right to be with/transfer to an agency that they feel will enable them to carry out this role to the best of their abilities, to help you to ensure the best outcomes for the children you look after. Foster care is a demanding job and therefore foster carers should receive support, training and proper financial income to reflect this. If you are interested please fill the following form as best you can and we will contact you back.