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Why foster for Walsall?

Find out more about the training, development and financial package we can offer you.

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Payments, allowances and benefits

Find out about payments and allowances you will get when you are caring for a child

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Support for foster carers

Learn how we support you with out of hours services, buddying, support groups and our Mockingbird fostering community

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Mockingbird fostering community

Find out how our Mockingbird programme can provide support to foster carers and children. Learn how you could be part of a Mockingbird constellation!

Training and career development

Learn more about training, courses and opportunities to develop your fostering career with us.

Hear from our foster carers

Our foster carers share their stories about what it's really like to foster.

How fostering makes a difference - short videos

Watch our short films about how fostering makes a positive difference to so many lives. (You Tube)

We're at the heart of Walsall

When you choose to foster with us you’ll be helping local children to stay within their communities. They can keep some familiarity in their lives. They can go to the same school, see their friends and continue their social activities. Where it's  appropriate, they can also keep in contact with their families.

Being in the heart of Walsall has benefits for you too:

  • your support network, training courses, meetings, and social events are local to you
  • we always try to match children to our own foster carers first, before considering carers from external agencies
  • you’ll be part of a ‘not for profit’ fostering service which is rated 'good' by OFSTED.

Contact information

We'd love to hear from you! Get in touch if you have questions about fostering or would like to know more about transferring to be a foster carer with Walsall Council.


0800 923 3706

Out of hours fostering support

01922 662280

Write to us:

Walsall Fostering Service, Fallings Heath, Walsall Road, Darlaston, WS10 9SH

Connect to a BSL interpreter

Available on demand Monday to Friday between 9am and 4:30pm

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