Becoming A Foster Carer

Foster carers play an important role working with children and young people to make sure they get the care and support they need. From attending school and health appointments to taking part in extra curricular activities, foster carers look after the children in their care on a day-to-day basis.

Foster carers provide loving homes and life-changing care for children who can no longer live with their families, giving them brighter, happier futures.

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Short Term

Providing support for anything from one night to several months.

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Long Term

Looking after children for their entire childhood.

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Respite Care

Become a familiar base to give a family a lifeline, support when they need it most.

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Emergency Care

For when we need to act quickly to make sure a child is safe.

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Future Families

Future Families is an alternative path to finding a loving, secure, but permanent families for very vulnerable children of primary school age.

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Sibling Fostering

Keeping brothers and sisters together at a very difficult time.

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Additional Needs Fostering

As a carer you’ll offer a nurturing home to children with complex needs, such as physical disabilities or learning difficulties like autism.

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Parent and Child Fostering

We firmly believe that families should be kept together as much as possible. Often the only way to achieve this is with the help of parent and child foster carers.

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Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children

There are many reasons why a child or young person may feel that they are no longer safe in their home country. War, oppression and civil unrest can create situations in which many children may fear for their lives.

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Step Down Foster Care

As a step-down foster carer, you will provide vital support for children and young people making the transition from residential care to a foster family environment.

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Choose A Varied and Rewarding Career

We know fostering isn’t a 9-5 job, which is why we work with fostering services who guarantee they are available to support you 24/7 and have dedicated social workers to support you. They invest in your training and development, and they value personal and work experiences – the skills and knowledge, you can bring to the role but also the fostering service as a whole.

There are opportunities to attend support groups, family events, foster carer meetings - advocating on behalf of the larger community of carers, reading groups, working directly with groups of children. You can become involved in training, mentoring, develop into a specialised role, become an ambassador for fostering, and just so much more. There are not many roles out there that can fulfil both your personal and professional aspirations like Fostering can!

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