Foster Wales Wrexham has launched a new service aimed at supporting children and young people as they leave residential care.
The champion foster care hub focuses on those young people leaving residential care. Supporting them in a loving, supportive and nurturing family home is crucial as they move into adulthood.
The hub is made up of four champion foster carers, two short stay champion foster carers, and a supervising social worker. The young people will each have a children’s social worker. Carers will also be given seven-day support as well as support from a family support worker. In addition to the support our mainstream foster carers have.
As part of this launch, Foster Wales Wrexham are looking for people who feel they could offer a supportive and nurturing environment to fill two types of role in the care of vulnerable young people in Wrexham County Borough.
The two roles are for champion foster carers and short-stay champion foster carers to be part of our champion foster carer hub, which will support young people who are leaving residential care.
Champion foster carers
Firstly we are looking for foster carers who can support the young people leaving their current placement so they can make the transition from residential care into a nurturing family environment, where they can be supported within a loving family home.
Short-break champion foster carers
As a short breaks champion foster carer, you will provide essential care for our full-time champion carers. Your role allows them to recharge while ensuring the young person receives consistent care in a family setting.
Cllr Robert Walsh, lead member for children’s services, said: “Both of these champion foster carer roles, mean that you will profoundly impact a young person’s life. We know that fostering can be a challenge, but it is also hugely rewarding. We hope that the support we offer, which you can find on the Foster Wales website, demonstrates that you will be given everything you need to truly make a difference.”
Alwyn Jones, chief officer for social care, said “The champion foster care hub ensures champion foster carers have access to a dedicated support team, including a social worker, supervising social worker, therapeutic social worker, and family support worker.
“By joining us, you’ll receive a competitive professional fee, extensive multi-agency support, and access to outstanding training opportunities. So, while it is a big commitment, be assured that our fostering team will be available to support you throughout your journey.”