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Hertfordshire County Council

Recruiting now for foster carers in Hertfordshire



Are you looking for a more fulfilling career?

  • Our foster carers tell us that choosing to become a foster carer is one of best decisions they have ever made.
  • There are over 900 children in care in Hertfordshire. Many of them need help from a foster carer.
  • Foster with us and join our trusted, local authority Hertfordshire Fostering Service - unlike other agencies, we are not-for-profit.


Watch our film to see what a difference you can make to a child's life as a foster carer.



Is fostering right for me?

We are looking for people who:

  • want to make a positive difference to a child's life and help them feel safe
  • are patient, committed, empathetic and understanding
  • can provide a settled and stable environment for a child
  • have at least one spare room at home.

More about who can foster



Pay and allowances

As a foster carer, you’ll receive a weekly payment for your skills, plus a weekly allowance of up to £468 for each child you look after.

To help cover the costs of looking after a child, you'll also receive:

  • generous mileage allowance
  • setting up fee for furniture and equipment
  • 2 weeks additional summer payments
  • holiday and birthday allowance
  • initial clothing and school uniform allowance
  • festivities allowance
  • discounts online and in high street stores through Herts Rewards.


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