Fostering friendly employers

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Flintshire County Council recognises that employees who are fostering a child are providing a valuable service to the community and to Flintshire County Council. Flintshire County Council is keen to support employees who are prospective foster carers and also support those already providing care by providing time off where necessary.

Other Fostering Friendly Employers

An employee of Flintshire County Council who is applying to become an approved foster carer for Flintshire County Council may be granted up to 5 days leave with pay (pro rata for parttime employees) to attend any meetings, home visits or mandatory training as part of the preparation and assessment process. This leave can be taken as half days where appropriate.

An employee who is already an approved foster carer for Flintshire County Council may be granted 5 days leave (pro rata for part time employees) to attend meetings, training or to respond to the needs of a child.

To address national challenges around fostering, and to try and encourage more working people to become foster carers, the government has called for employers to become“fostering friendly”.

 

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