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Fostering Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

Fostering with Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

Lots of children and young people across Merthyr Tydfil have to be brought in to the care of the Local Authority. We have a responsibility to keep them safe, all year round. Fostering is a crucial part of how we do that, but we need more people living in Merthyr Tydfil to become foster carers and help ensure the best possible outcomes for all children.  

There are many reasons why a child might have to enter foster care. In most cases a child will have suffered some kind of trauma, violence, abuse, or may have experienced a family breakdown, neglect or family illness.

If there is space in your home and time in your life to care for a child or young person then fostering could be the perfect opportunity for you. You can foster regardless of your age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and religion. You can also foster if you have pets, a disability, have children living at home, are a homeowner or a private or social housing tenant.

When you become a foster carer with us, you’ll receive a generous package that includes competitive fees and allowances, free family leisure memberships, reduced cost access to days out and attractions, discounts on a wide range of products and services and excellent learning and development opportunities. Plus, foster carers approved to receive a fee for their fostering by Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council will get a 50% incentive payment towards their annual Council Tax bill too.

Whether you are new to fostering or an experienced carer looking to transfer, we would love you to be part of the Merthyr Tydfil fostering family.

You can find out more about fostering by visiting our website today. Alternatively, you can call us on 01443 425007 for a chat and get answers to questions that you might have.