Foster Carers

GMB - THE UNION FOR FOSTER CARERS

Foster carers need a trade union more than most people because of the nature of their work.  They open up their homes to care for vulnerable children but don’t have access to the same basic employment rights and protection that a lot of us take for granted.

For several years GMB has been representing foster carers in Leeds and recently we have expanded out into other parts of the region, including Kirklees, Calderdale and Bradford.

Our foster carer membership are able to access independent legal advice and representation at investigations, reviews and panel hearings, criminal representation on any allegations and also access to a wide range of fully funded learning and educational opportunities.

Childcare For Foster Carers

Fostered Children Deserve Equal Access To Free Childcare.pdf

Tracy Brabin MP, Article on Foster Children Excluded from 30 hours Free Childcare

Foster Carer Retainer Payments

Foster Carer Retainer Payments.pdf 

GMB Fostering Stocktake

Fostering Stocktake v GMB recommendations.pdf

GMB Fostering Stocktake.pdf

GMB EVIDENCE SUBMISSION - FOSTERING INQUIRY JAN 2017

Submission.pdf

Supplementary Written Evidence Submitted By The GMB.pdf

FOSTER CARER NEWSLETTERS

Newsletter - December 2018.pdf

Newsletter - November 2018 (issue 4).pdf

Newsletter - November 2018.pdf

Newsletter - August 2018.pdf

Newsletter - July 2018.pdf

Newsletter - May 2018.pdf

Newsletter - March 2018.pdf

Policies

TFN Fostering Friendly Policy: Template

Foster Care Leave Policy: GMB Template

EVENTS & CAMPAIGNING

 


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