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Young Merton Together

Fostering Recruitment and Permanency Team

fostering teenagers

We are very excited to be part of the innovative Mockingbird Project, in conjunction with The Fostering Network. The Mockingbird Family Model is a community based model offering ongoing support for foster carers through respite care by offering regular sleepovers, as well as peer support, joint planning and training, and social activities. The model enables improved stability of fostering placements and is a way to strengthen he relationships between carers, children and young people, the fostering service and birth families.

Merton Council urgently needs more foster carers for teenagers, sibling groups, (to keep them together, when they come into care) and carers for unaccompanied asylum seeking children. If you have a spare bedroom, some childcare experience and a desire to help children and young people get in touch today. Fostering changes lives, find out more about the difference you could make.

If you are a Merton Council Employee and you successfully recommend someone who goes onto get approved as a Foster Carer, you will receive £250.

Our Foster Carers are supported 24 hours a day, 365 days per year, they receive on-going and comprehensive training and an allowance of up to £514 per week, per child.

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