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Standard Placements

All standard FFI placements incorporate the following supports:

  • A standard fostering allowance in line with Tusla guidelines
  • An allocated Link Social Worker who provides a responsive flexible support service
  • Out of hours emergency support which includes a call centre, a duty social worker and senior manager on call
  • An Education Officer who provides support to children and foster carers to ensure that children have every opportunity to reach their full educational potential
  • A Children’s Officer whose role is to coordinate the provision of direct support to children and to promote children’s participation across the agency
  • A team of Child Care Workers to provide direct support to young people
  • Therapeutic support is provided by our team of experienced therapists
  • Carer groups which meet monthly to promote peer support, information sharing and development opportunities
  • A comprehensive training programme updated annually based on carer development needs
  • Family activity days to provide informal opportunities for fun and building social networks
  • Up to 10 nights of supportive respite