We have had to change the way that some of our services operate to meet the guidelines set out by the government in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Joining Torbay is easy!

If you are already a foster carer and thinking of leaving your fostering agency then we would love to hear from you. fostering@​torbay.gov.uk or call 01803 207845.

You don't need to inform your fostering agency you are thinking of leaving them at this stage, we would be happy to visit you on an informal basis and to answer any questions you may have.

Here are the reasons to transfer to us:

  • We will always place a child with our own carers before approaching other agencies.
  • We can match the rates you are currently being paid by your agency. Our Level 4 foster carers are paid up to £522.34 per week
  • Our training and support groups take place across Torbay meaning you won't have far to travel.
  • You will have a dedicated social worker to support you through every step of the process.
  • We do not make any profit from fostering, unlike some private fostering agencies that run as businesses to maximise return on investment for their shareholders. Every penny allocated to our department is spent on achieving the best outcomes for our children in care.

I'm interested - what happens next?

Call our enquiry line on 01803 207845, email fostering@torbay.gov.uk and ask for an initial visit from one of our social workers.