Why foster for your local authority?
If you’re considering fostering for the first time or an existing carer with another fostering agency wanting to transfer, here are just a few of the many great reasons to choose Merthyr Tydfil or Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT) County Borough Council.
We will always put you first
All children who need to be fostered within Merthyr Tydfil or Rhondda Cynon Taf are our responsibility. We will always try to place children with our carers first. Our carers are more likely to be matched to children that meet their requirements and are less likely to be waiting a long time for a suitable placement. When we cannot find a suitable match for a child from within our own carers, only then will we consider carers from other fostering agencies.
We’re in this together
When you foster for us, your foster child’s social worker is part of the same team as your social worker. They will know each other and often be sitting in the same office. This means communication about the child’s needs and yours will be quickly discussed and more efficiently dealt with.
We’re not in it for the money
We’re a not-for-profit organisation, so our purpose is entirely focussed on achieving the very best outcomes for the children in our care. Many other fostering agencies are run for profit by private equity investors and they need to make money to be successful.
We’re proud of our fostering family and the work our foster carers do for children who need to be looked after. We are committed to providing the best support, training and experience for our foster carers so they can provide our children with loving, supportive and stable homes. Whether you are new to fostering or an experienced carer looking to transfer, we would love you to become part of our fostering family.