why foster with us?

support and rewards

finance and allowances

As a Foster Carer, you’ll receive generous allowances. We calculate the foster allowance in Wrexham based on several factors, including how many children you foster, the kinds of children you foster, and how long you care for them. As you develop your skills in fostering your allowances may increase, and specialist kinds of foster care receive different allowances too. We support our foster carers by providing;

  • Dedicated Supervising Social Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Children’s Social Worker
  • 4 x Fostering Family events per year
  • Monthly Support Groups
  • 24/7 out of hours support


financial support examples

Foster Wales Wrexham Professional Intermediate Foster Carers caring for 2 children aged 10 years and 14 years.

  • Basic payment for a 10 year old child per week = £230
  • Basic payment for a 14 year old child per week = £245
  • Intermediate skill payment = £190 per week x 2 = £380 per week

Total Payment

  • £855 per week
  • £3,705 per month
  • £44,460 per year


Foster Wales Wrexham, Professional Specialist Foster Carer with two children placed with them aged 10 years and 14 years who have complex emotional health needs.

  • Basic payment for a 10 year old per week = £230
  • Basic payment for a 14 year old per week = £245
  • Specialist skill payment = £290 per week x2 = £580 per week

Total Payment

  • £1,055 per week
  • £4,572 per month
  • £54,860 per year

other rewards

Besides the foster care allowance, there are a varied list of perks you can enjoy as a foster carer. As well as the support and allowances mentioned already, you’ll also receive:

  • 75% council tax discount – once approved and had children in placement in the previous financial year.
  • Fostering friendly – up to 5 days extra annual leave for all Wrexham approved foster carers who work for Wrexham Council.
  • Membership with The Fostering Network
  • Max card – free and discounted admission to attractions across the UK
  • CADW membership.
  • Care Worker card.
  • Foster Carer Pioneer support.
  • Free, ongoing training and development opportunities.
  • Support from social workers local to you.
  • Access to the private Wrexham fostering page on Facebook.


It’s not just one kind of support we offer – we look at the full package. From learning opportunities to emotional guidance and finance too, we support you.

Our role is to enable you to offer the best level of care you can, and that means being here – whenever and however you need us.


the foster wales national commitment

Foster Wales has its National Commitment, which is a training support package for each of our foster parents. This helps create consistency and focuses all our efforts across Wales on improving the lives of children for the next generation.

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one team

Joining Foster Wales Wrexham means you’ll benefit from the combined expertise of one large dedicated team, providing the same high-level care and support to every child you foster. As the Local Authority, we’re connected to every professional involved in a child’s care, and we’re committed to doing the best we can.

Being part of our team in Wrexham means you’ll always be heard, respected and valued as an integral part of our foster team. We work closely with every one of our foster families to ensure the best possible future for every child.

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learning and development

Learning and development is a big part of the fostering journey and by joining us you’ll enjoy some of the best support packages and training there is on offer. We’re really keen to encourage our carers to carry on learning and growing in their positions as foster parents.

We provide training courses, tools and services to help build your confidence as a carer. You’ll have the chance to build on your personal skills and development too, creating valuable transferable skills.

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Joining Foster Wales Wrexham will mean you’re always supported, every step of the way. Our team will provide you with the right contacts to social workers and other professionals, regularly so you can share experiences, ask questions and gain valuable advice.

You’ll not only gain paid memberships to national organisations but you’ll have access to a range of local meet-ups and support groups. This helps you build life-long friendships, gives you a platform to share your own experiences and listen to other foster carers.

You’ll have access to all levels of professional support and counselling whenever you need it – 24/7. Our main focus is community, and we’re very proud of ours.

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fostering community

We know how important community and sharing is in the fostering community which is why we pay for memberships to The Fostering Network (TFN) and the Association for Fostering and Adoption (AFA) Cymru.

We’ll also invite you to local events and activities in and around Wrexham to bring you closer to other foster families.

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shaping the future

The future is our focus, not the past. As a foster carer, you’ll have the important part of shaping the future for every young person you welcome into your life, helping make their journey better.

We’ll also take your opinion seriously and actively encourage you to speak out. We’ll take your views further than a local level, sharing them regionally and nationally to continue shaping the lives of children in Wales.

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take the first step

contact our local foster care team

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