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Pathway Care continues to be a child centred and professional agency

Merthyr Tydfil County Council

Work for Pathway Care

Ready for a new challenge? Join our amazing team.

If you’d like to work for one of Britain’s most reputable fostering agencies, we’d love to hear from you. At Pathway Care, we pride ourselves on our aim to create a workplace where our staff feel challenged, valued and respected.

Join us in our mission to give children and young people safe, nurturing homes where they can reach their potential and flourish. View our current vacancies today here – jobs site.

As a proud part of the Acorn Care and Education Group, we’re always on the lookout for compassionate, experienced care professionals. From social workers to panel members, we strive to recruit enthusiastic team members who want to grow and develop with us.

Form F Assessors

Pathway Care are searching for qualified social workers able to undertake Form F assessments. This integral step in the fostering process requires close collaboration with prospective carers and local authorities.

We offer our assessors a competitive fee of £2,000 (plus travelling expenses) for each completed assessment. Alongside this financial reimbursement, we also provide training and development opportunities.

So if you’re a self-employed Form F Assessor based in England, Scotland or Wales, get in touch today. We’d love to welcome you into our family! We’re looking for qualified social workers to carry out Form F assessments on prospective foster carers.

If you are a self-employed Form F Assessor working in Devon, with competent computer skills, experience of writing high quality reports and the ability to meet strict deadlines please complete our application form. Completed applications should be emailed to Pathway.Recruitment@fosteringsolutions.com

Panel Members

Approving the next generation of foster carers is a responsibility we take very seriously. Do you have the knowledge and insight to make such an important decision? If so, please do get in touch. Pathway Care regularly require panel members to assist in the application process so we’re always looking for passionate professionals.



Pathway Care is a fostering agency that is fully committed to providing high quality foster placements for children. We invest huge effort and energy in achieving high standards of care and in doing all we can to achieve positive outcomes for the children we look after. This includes thorough Form F assessments of applicants and comprehensive reviews of foster carers. The Fostering panel, which meets approximately once a month, is an integral and essential part of our service and we are seeking a new Panel Vice Chair.

Panels are convened at either our Ashburton Office in Devon or at our office in Bristol and applicants must be available to participate in these from 9.30am-4.30pm.

Applicants must be able to contribute to all panel functions including making recommendations on the assessment and approval of foster carer applicants, foster carer reviews and terminations of approval. Applicants must have a good understanding and awareness of the needs of looked after children and the issues affecting them and to have acquired this professionally through employment in child care social work.

Specifically, the Panel Vice Chair will need:

• A social work qualification DipSW or CQSW
• The ability to Chair a complex meeting where various views are expressed in the absence of the Chair
• The ability, if needed, to lead a meeting with appropriate authority and tactfulness
• The ability to identify areas of strength as well as those of concern and maintain a strong safeguarding focus.
• Knowledge of regulations and standards that relate to fostering.

Expenses are provided for travel and payment for preparation and attendance at Panel.

Applicants must live within reasonable travelling distance of Panel and will wherever possible be recruited from the local region. Expenses are provided for travel and payment for preparation and attendance at Panel. All applicants will be required to undertake a DBS check as part of the interview process.

To apply, download our application form and email to Pathway.Recruitment@fosteringsolutions.com

Always fulfilling potential.

We pride ourselves on offering our staff every opportunity to build on their skills and progress in their career. Encouraging every team member through support and training, we conduct annual appraisals and cite new opportunities for personal development.

Embracing diversity and equality – Our vision.

We are dedicated to offering our high quality services and opportunities to all that work for and partner with Pathway Care. Driven by our values, we strive to embed these principles in our everyday practice with foster carers, children and authorities alike.

Pathway Care do not tolerate discrimination and work tirelessly to ensure equal opportunities and diversity remain a constant focus.

No to discrimination, Yes to recruitment.

Pathway Care are keen advocates for equality in employment. We ensure all applicants receive an excellent recruitment experience and are considered based on their abilities. We make the following commitment to the recruitment of disabled people:

  • We consult regularly with our disabled employees to discuss how we can better utilise, develop and implement their abilities.
  • We aim to make Pathway Care a place of work where all employees feel comfortable and valued.
  • We are passionate about increasing awareness and taking action to ensure all employees join us in our aim to make Pathway Care a collaborative, supportive work environment.
  • We stay committed to creating and maintaining disability -friendly spaces and attitudes, reviewing our performance and ability to help disabled employees progress in their careers.

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