already fostering?

already fostering?

If you’re already making a world of difference as a foster carer, and whether you have a child or young person currently living with you, or not, transfering to us is a simple process.

If you’re fostering with your Local Authority in Wales, then you’re already part of the wider Foster Wales/Maethu Cymru team.

If you are currently a foster carer with an independent fostering agency, we have a lot of experience of the transfer process and will ensure that the process is as straightforwad as possible.

Here’s everything you need to know about transferring to Maethu Cymru Gwynedd.

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benefits of fostering direct

Maethu Cymru Gwynedd is part of a network of not-for-profit Local Authority fostering services, all our funding goes directly into the fostering service we provide.

All of Gwynedd’s foster children are our responsibility as the Local Authority. By fostering direct with us, you’ll be connected to every professional involved in a child’s care, which is invaluable to foster carers. We have local knowledge of both our children and our foster carers.

Being part of our team in Gwynedd means you’ll always be heard, respected, supported and valued as an integral part of our fostering team.

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what we offer at Maethu Cymru Gwynedd

  • Dedicated skilled support from a local team that know and live in your area.
  • Bespoke learning, including exclusive Welsh first language learning, which includes both face-to-face and virtual learning.
  • 1:1 therapeutic support – by an independent therapeutic social worker.
  • Men who foster groups – by an independent therapeutic social worker.
  • Coffee mornings and other meet ups across Gwynedd open to all of our foster carers.
  • Fun group sessions and activities for the sons and daughters of our foster carers.
  • Activities, events and days out for all of our fostering families throughout the year, across Gwynedd.
  • Financial support for any equipment needed for children living with you.
  • Holiday allowance, Birthday allowance and Christmas allowance.
  • Max cards – for discounts on family activities and shopping.
  • Free membership of The Fostering Network (TFN) and the Association for Fostering and Adoption (AFA) Cymru.

“A supportive network of local people who you can talk to, who are also carers with similar experiences, makes such a difference”

Tim and Inger, Gwynedd Foster Carers

Transfer Process

how to transfer to us

Transferring to us is easier than you might think. Simply get in touch with our team – by phone, email, or by filling out the online contact form – for a friendly no-obligation chat.

We will talk about how fostering with us might work for you, and if you decide to join us, we’ll do the rest!

Transfer process

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