Other resources for foster carers

Fosterline Wales On behalf of the Welsh Government, the Fostering Network Wales is responsible for providing this public independent and confidential telephone information and advice line from 9.30 to 12.30 daily on 0800 316 7664 or fosterlinewales@fostering.net

HMRC  An online guide and e-learning tool to help foster carers register with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs as self-employed.

Kinship Care Guide for Wales  This guide, sponsored by the Welsh Government and developed by Children in Wales, is designed to offer information to kinship (‘family and friends’) carers. Some kinship carers are also approved foster carers.

Care Council for Wales has a wide range of resources such as:

 The Fostering Network has a range of services and resources, such as

the New Higher Education Guide for Foster Carers in Wales

and FAQs on post-18 foster care – ‘When I Am Ready’

AFA Cymru also advises on fostering, adoption and looked-after children in Wales.