Refer a Friend!

Even if you don't think this is for you, there's still a way to help children and young people living in care! 

If you know anybody who is interested in fostering, you can recommend us to them... As a thank you we give you £500 for everyone you reccomend who goes on to become a foster carer!


Here's some of the qualities we love to see in our carers:


Non-judgmental attitude, wanting to care for the children whatever their difficulties

Warm, welcoming and positive personalities, helping the children adjust to their new home

Having nurturing and encouraging attitudes, being empathetic and caring

Stable, resilient and emotionally strong, enabling them to support the children in their care


Patient and self controlled, the ability to remain calm when dealing with challenging behaviours

Flexible, and open to being in and working as part of a team

Trustworthy and honest, ensuring the children in their care are safe 

Being fair and reasonable, especially in approaching boundaries and discipline

Willing to learn, to improve skills, knowledge and understanding 

Motivated to develop, allowing them to adapt and meet the needs of the children in their care

Professional, and aware of the boundaries between themselves, the children and the child's family to ensure safe caring

How does the referral fee work?

Upon receiving a referral we will contact the individual and go through an initial enquiry to ensure they meet the basic requirements needed to be a foster carer. Following this, we'll visit them in their home to assess whether or not it would be suitable for fostering. If they are happy to proceed and we feel they would make good foster carers then an application pack is completed and reviewed by our Registered Manager. If their initial application is approved then approved £150 will be paid to you. 

The remaining amount of £350 will be paid when they are approved and take their first placement for four consecutive weeks!

Becoming a foster carer can
even kick-start a career!

Some of our social workers started out as foster carers with us! We completely support carers who want to progress their career by becoming social workers, support workers, therapists or counsellors. We provide and support carers through training so that they can become the best version of themselves!

Contact us and start the journey of a lifetime! 

Take the first step towards becoming a foster carer today!

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Parallel Parents is an independent fostering agency rated "outstanding" by Ofsted. We have over 20 years of experience and more than 200 foster carers looking after children and young people. We are a family run agency and believe that our child-focussed approach makes us really stand out from other agencies.2nd floor, Landsdowne House, 85 Buxton road, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK2 6LR