Fostering Opportunity - Torfaen's MyST project

We are looking for new or experienced foster carers to join our existing service providing long-term therapeutic support to looked after children and young people, their families and carers. We are a dedicated, passionate team of professionals championing family-based placements for the most vulnerable children and young people needing high levels of emotional, social and educational support.

MyST – My Support Team - brings together professionals from Social Services, Education and Health, and the scheme is currently managed by Action for Children.

We can offer you:

  • Intensive wrap-around support
  • High levels of supervision, regular face-to-face consultations and guidance
  • A 24/7 on-call service from the team, providing individualised support
  • A generous financial package - MyST therapeutic carers earn between £21K and £24K depending on experience and qualification and, in addition, generous weekly maintenance grants are paid in respect of the young person placed
  • Excellent training opportunities to learn and develop skills, strategies and understanding

Be part of a team that provides:

  • Unconditional positive regard, belief, understanding and a values led service
  • A secure, warm and reliable family environment to support the building of trusting relationships
  • Knowledge and understanding of how trauma can affect development

Could you be a MyST Therapeutic Foster Carer?

  • Do you have a spare room?
  • Are you already a Foster carer, or would you like to be one?
  • Do you think you have the skills and passion to provide children with the opportunity to grow and develop in a family environment?

For more information about becoming a MyST foster carer, please contact either Michelle Simons on 01495 766669 or Sharon Reilly on 01495 764680 or visit

Last Modified: 01/09/2022
For more information contact:

Family Placement Team

Tel: 01495 766669


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