support for foster carers uk

Careers at ISP

We are part of the Polaris Community – one of the UK's largest communities of children's services. Click below to view our job vacancies.

View jobs

Training at ISP


Set up in 1987, by a small team of foster parents, we became the UK’s first independent foster care agency and have been pioneers of therapeutic fostering ever since! As part of the Polaris Community, we are a strong organisation with a very clear idea of our mission: to enable every young person in our care to get to know who they are and to help them grow and live in harmony with themselves and others.

Our team is made up of a wide range of passionate individuals – from social workers and therapists, teachers and fostering advisors, to our central teams in HR, Training, Finance and Marketing.

Whatever your passion, find your role at ISP - and start a rewarding career making a difference to children's lives.

Join one of our local events to become a therapeutic foster carer

Why join ISP?

As well as having the opportunity to transform children's lives every day, working alongside a friendly, supportive and passionate community, we also offer our staff:

  • Competitive salary
  • Ongoing professional development and access to advanced and specialist training courses
  • Generous company pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Regular events and fun social activities bringing our teams together
  • Relaxed, supportive working environment
  • Access to our rewards platform with discounts at all your favourite high street retailers

We're looking for Form F Assessors

Apply online to join our team today!

ISP Journey

I have seen first-hand the commitment and dedication of the range of professionals involved in improving children's lives

Chris, Fostering Team Manager