Foster Carers Legal Advice Service

Need legal advice but don’t want to wait for a solicitor? As a FosterTalk member, you’ll receive free, impartial legal support when you need it – at any time of the day or night.

Our 24-hour helpline offers fast, professional advice on a range of legal matters for you and your entire fostering household. And you can use it as often as you like.

Better still, it covers a wide range of topics; not just fostering. You can call about anything from housing and employment issues to matrimonial or motoring matters.

You’ll receive the guidance you need – without the jargon. Our friendly, experienced team will provide you with clear, practical advice and outline the steps you need to take in order to help you resolve your issues.

What our Members say:

“The legal team are fantastic, I spoke to them during a boundary dispute with my neighbour and they told me exactly what the law states and we were able to resolve the matter without a massive legal bill” foster carer

Foster Carers’ Legal Expenses Insurance

As a foster carer, you have enough to think about without having to worry about insurance.

That’s why we offer the most comprehensive legal expenses cover available. One call to our legal helpline is all it takes to secure access to an experienced solicitor with in-depth knowledge of fostering. They’ll represent you if you’re arrested or interviewed under police caution in connection with an allegation against you or a family member.

So in the event of civil or criminal charges, you can rest assured you’ll receive the very best legal support.

What our Members say:

“Wonderful peace of mind knowing this is in place, just in case the unthinkable happens” foster carer

We also offer face to face support, click here for more information

Arrest and Interview Assistance

As a FosterTalk member, you’ll be provided with legal representation under our Legal Expenses Policy if you’re interviewed under caution, or arrested in connection with an alleged offence against a fostered child or young person.

With one call to our legal helpline, you’ll have access to a qualified legal representative with extensive experience of fostering. They’ll arrange for legal representation following arrest or interview under police caution and support you through any legal proceedings.

All costs will be covered by your membership. So if the worst happens, you know we’re here for you – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

What’s more, your legal cover applies to extended family* and dependents within the fostering household.

Please see full policy for details.

We also offer face to face support, click here for more information

For more information about our legal cover, please call us on 01527 836 910 or if you are already a FosterTalk member sign-in for access to 24 hour support. Then click here