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Your FosterTalk membership will provide you and your family with an unlimited and extensive range of independent support.

Support includes:

  • Legal expenses insurance. You're protected under FosterTalk’s policy in the unfortunate event of an allegation against you or a member of your family (see the policy for full terms and conditions)
  • £10,000 for legal representation at interview under caution
  • £100,000 for defence against criminal prosecution
  • £25,000 for defence against a civil claim
  • £5,000 for legal support to make representation at stage 4 of a barring recommendation (DBS)

Your membership also provides you with unlimited access to:

  • 24 hour legal helpline
  • arrest and interview assistance
  • tax and accountancy and benefits helpline
  • 24 hour counselling helpline
  • independent financial advice
  • education advisory service
  • fostering advisor support
  • access to an online educational website
  • 24 hour medical helpline
  • quarterly magazine
  • online forums
  • access to over 4,000 offers

Tax and benefits local workshops

FosterTalk’s Pat Lewis is an expert in foster carers tax and benefits and will be hosting workshops for foster carers, fostering managers and supervising social workers.

Foster carers are invited to bring any tax or benefits paperwork with them as there will be an opportunity to go through them either during the session or afterwards.

  • Monday 22 May 2017 from 9.45am to 11.45am in the Members Room County Hall, DE4 3AG
  • Wednesday 14 June 2017 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Chesterfield Football Club, S41 8NZ
  • Tuesday 12 September 2017 from 10am to noon at Ilkeston Arena, DE7 8DG

To book, please contact Clare Freeman email: or Jayne Bacon email: