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Fostering in Staffordshire

Want to join our fostering team of almost 30 families in Staffordshire? While our head office is based in Stockport, our team of social workers and foster carers includes many in Stoke and surrounding areas. We're looking for carers to join our family, especially in and around Stoke-on-trent, Congleton, Kidsgrove, Biddulph, Leek, Stone and most areas in between!


I started fostering with Parallel Parents after it was recommended to me by a very experienced carer couple. They had been foster carers with multiple agencies but once they switched to PP they never left. Their praise was well founded, the agency has a great approach.

The stoke team in particular are dedicated and passionate about supporting both me, and the child in my care. There is a real family, team playing atmosphere to all communication and I always feel well supported.

Since starting my fostering journey, I feel a sense of accomplishment and privilege to be able to start to make a difference in a child or young persons life. There are lots of challenges along the way, but seeing the child in your care come out of their shell as they begin to relax and feel safe with you makes it all worthwhile.

Your social worker will be on hand 24/7 and live absolutely no more than an hour away from you. We make sure you have support as locally as possible! Get in touch now to start your journey.

Meet the team


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I'm Sam and I have worked for Parallel Parents and Care Today for 25 years.

I am a supervising social worker and work with some amazing foster carers and children.

I have so many wonderful memories 💖
I have been part of hundreds of children's journeys and I love to see them flourish ✨️

I enjoy taking the children out to have some fun while our foster carers have a well deserved break ❤️

I Hope that I am lucky enough to support hundreds more children for another 25 years.


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Hi, My name is Elise. I am a supervising social worker at Parallel Parents, I have worked with the Stoke/Staffordshire team for a couple of years now since completing my university placement with Parallel Parents. I have worked with all ages of children and find my role extremely rewarding when I get to be a part of a young person's journey, I also enjoy supporting my foster carers and I have a positive relationship with them, it is an honour to work with them.

In my spare time I like keeping fit by going to the gym or going on a nice walk at the weekends. But I mostly enjoy spending time with my nearest and dearest and going on new adventures.


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Hi, I'm Nikki! I have worked with children and young people now for over 20 years! I started off working with children in our larger homes and have now moved over to Parallel Parents. I love spending time with all our children and young people and supporting them. So much so that I have now decided to become a Social Worker myself. I love organising and going on days out with everyone and in my spare time I love reading and travelling to lots of new places.


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Hi, I'm Bev.
I have worked with Care Today since 2011. I was a registered manager of a children's home from 2013 until 2023. In 2023 I moved over to Parallel Parents as I'm completing my social work degree and I'm due to graduate in September 2024. I have worked with children and young people of all ages over my career and it brings me so much joy to support the amazing children in our care. I'm a big kid at heart and love having lots of fun! I love spending time with my family and travelling at every opportunity.


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Hi Im Sarah and Iv recently started with Parallel Parents as a student social worker. Despite being new to fostering, Iv worked for our sister company Care Today for 8 years in the residential homes working with lots of different children with different backgrounds and experiences. Iv worked with children of all ages and my favourite part of the job is spending time with them, building up positive relationships and watching them thrive! Im looking forward to qualifying as a social worker and getting to know the carers and children and being apart of their fostering journey.
I love to spend my spare time with my family and friends and walking my dog Elvis!

Mee The Team
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Apply now!

Start a rewarding career in which you can make a real difference. We will fully train and prepare you to be a great foster parent and help give a less fortunate child a brighter future.

We give you all the support information you need to get started as a foster carer. If you have a question that hasn't been answered by our website, feel free to start a quick web chat with us, email us, or give us a call, and we'd be delighted to answer your query!


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