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Panel Members - Nationally

£38 per hour plus 45p per mile travel expenses
Zero Hours
Part Time  - Approximately 25 hours per year

The Children's Family Trust is a well-established Registered Charity and an Independent Fostering Agency. We provide a wide and varied range of foster placements but specialise in long term ‘Family for Life’ placements. We firmly believe our Foster Carers are our most valuable resource deserving the highest levels of support and remuneration we can offer. We work in partnership with Local Authority Social Workers committed to keeping our children safe and secure in stable and loving families.

Panel Member:

We are currently seeking self-employed, independent fostering Panel Members to join our Central List for our Regions based in West Midlands, East Midlands, North East, West Yorkshire and South Central.

The Successful Candidates:

Previous panel experience isn’t essential.  We look at recruiting panel members from a wide variety of backgrounds including professionals with a background in health, education and care experienced. 

You must have had experience either professionally or personally or both, of the placement of children in foster care.

Applicants must be able to contribute to all fostering panel functions including; making recommendations on the assessment and approval of foster carer applicants, foster carer reviews and terminations of approval and be able to demonstrate a thorough and robust approach to assessing written information.


£38 per hour plus a travel allowance of 45p per mile. You would be required to attend panel meetings for up to 25 hours per year.

How to Apply:

The Children’s Family Trust is an equal opportunities employer and committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, ensuring that they are kept safe. As you will be in an environment which involves child protection and working with Looked After Children, you will need to be covered by DBS clearance and satisfactory references.