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Campaigns to engage 
campaigns to inform
campaigns to motivate
campaigns to inspire

The Secret of Verve CIC?
It’s about matching and motivation.

Verve CIC recruits only for Not-for-Profit charities. We recruit foster carers to meet the needs of children in care, however, to do this, we need to match you with a Charity that we feel, matches you and your family. To enable us to do this, we must understand your motivation to foster. Why do you want to foster? What skills and experience in caring for children do you have? Do you have a spare bedroom and time to dedicate to vulnerable children?

Verve understands the decision to foster is something that many people have waited a long time to do. Once the decision is made, we listen to you, and understand your needs, and match them with the best organisation that represents you. And, if we must keep on looking until we find it, then that is what we do! 

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Tell me about sibling foster care.

Siblings foster carers usually have more than one spare bedroom and have time to dedicate to every child. There is a huge demand for sibling foster carers because once separated, siblings may never reunite. This is unacceptable, often once separated they are moved away from families and communities they know; their sense of identity and belonging is gone.

Tell me about emergency foster care.

Emergency Care Foster carers need to be available during evenings and weekends and are required to respond as quickly as possible when the need arises. Often, children in care will need placing swiftly; consequently, you may not get the chance to meet with the children beforehand. Emergency foster carers typically offer care that might last from a couple of days to a few weeks while decisions are made on the child’s future care. There is a high demand for emergency care foster carers to look after sibling groups; many of these groups include younger children. It is vital to keep siblings together, no matter how long they may need you.

What is respite foster care?

Respite care or short break foster carers are so important. They give families or foster carers, who often don’t have a support network themselves, the chance to have a ‘much-needed break’. Quite often, these carers look after children who experience complex needs; consequently, respite carers that have the skills and experience to support these children are in high demand. A challenging home environment can be stressful without a break; therefore, respite foster carers give ‘a valuable lifeline,’ of support when needed most.

What is short-term fostering?

Many children need  short term foster carers for many reasons. Sadly, it may be that a parent or carer is suffering ill-health and is unable to care for them, and for other children, it may be that there is no immediate family who can care for them. Children may have faced a breakdown in a previous foster care arrangement; therefore, it is vital to take the time to find the right foster carers for these children. Short-term foster carers know understand these children will be with them whilst a decision is made on their future; hopefully, they return to birth family and the community to which they belong.

What is long- term fostering?

Long term foster care is a type of care that requires consistent love and support with a loving fostering family. It is often where children and young people are not going back to their birth family and involves care that can be from birth to adulthood. Many children in long term foster care often need specialist care support with foster carers who give them nurturing care to provide them with a sense of belonging. Subsequently, finding foster carers who have the skills to work consistently with a child, to nurture a relationship with them, and who can support children to overcome barriers in a loving family home, is an absolute must.

Foster Care Campaigns to inform…

Foster Care is the difference that Unaccompanied Asylum-seeking Children need.

Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking foster carers are making an enormous difference in the lives of many children. Often, these children suffer significant trauma, travelling to the UK to escape the impact of war. Sadly, they leave behind families who love them and paid to get the children out to safety. These children understand the importance of family life; their trauma is significant.

Verve Recruitment – Foster Care Campaigns that engage.

We have successfully recruited foster carers who saw the ad that said, ‘Can you foster?’ And they said, yes, we can!

Can you foster?

‘If you want to have a chat about becoming a foster carer, please contact me on the form below. There’s no cost or commitment, just honest advice to help you make your decision to foster clearer.’

Together, we are making a difference…

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Can you foster?The most in-demand types of foster care are Sibling foster carers & Mother & Baby foster carers to keep families together. Most importantly, we need foster carers to support older children and teenagers, and with your help, create better futures.