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Refer a Friend T&Cs

Terms and Conditions:

The Refer a Friend scheme is open and available to all current Medway Council foster carers.

The Refer a Friend scheme is not open to employees of Medway Council.

The Refer a Friend scheme does not apply to candidates interested in respite care only or Family and Friends carers.

The Refer a Friend scheme does not apply to individuals who are already known to or who have already enquired with Medway Council on the date of the referral.

The referral will not qualify if the referred candidate is already on our database and we have been in contact with that person in the last six months.

All referrals must be submitted via email to fostering@medway.gov.uk or by post to Medway Fostering, Gun Wharf, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR.

There are no limits to the number of referrals an individual can make.

Payment will only be made if the referred candidate becomes an approved foster carer with Medway Council, and upon completion of the following conditions:

  • £250 is paid to the referrer when the new carers have been approved by Fostering Panel and ADM as Medway Foster Carers
  • had a foster placement of at least 12 weeks’ duration (not respite)

A further £250 is paid to the referrer following the referred Medway Foster Carers’ successful completion of their first annual review and if they had a foster placement of at least 12 weeks’ duration in the first year.

The referred candidate must be eligible to work and live in the UK.

Payments will be delivered by BACS/Cheque to the referrer once all conditions have been met.

The decision of Medway Council regarding any aspect of any referral is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into about it.

Medway Council reserves the right to hold, suspend, amend, modify, cancel or withdraw the Refer a Friend scheme at any time and for any reason and without notice. Medway Council accepts no responsibility and shall not be liable for any losses or damages that may result from entering the Refer a Friend scheme.

Participants in the Refer a Friend scheme are deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions upon entry of the Refer a Friend scheme. Medway Council reserves the right to refuse entry, or refuse to award any monies to anyone in breach of these terms and conditions.

Participants in the Refer a Friend scheme may be required to participate in publicity related to the scheme, which may include the publication of their name and photograph in any Medway Council media. By taking part in the Refer a Friend scheme, participants consent to such publicity and must write to Medway Council if they wish to withdraw their consent.