Not-for-Profit Foster Care Recruitment.

Verve CIC recruits foster carers for the Not-for-Profit sector because we do not believe in profiting from vulnerable children. We campaign for real change because every child matters. Can you foster?

  • Did you know that over 68% of children in care are over 12 years old? Over half of these children are boys.
  • These young people are also the hardest age of children to find foster homes?
  • Young people need positive peer role models and support? They don’t need a bed; they need guidance to transitioning into independence.
  • Sadly, siblings are often separated because there are just not enough foster carers to keep them together?
  • Many siblings are moved are moved away from their family & communities.
  • Sadly, many young people leaving care end up in unregulated accommodation with little support? How are they meant to manage?
  • Did you know that mother & baby foster care is needed, more than ever before to give mum’s a helping hand?
  • Finally, did you know that the profit made from corporate businesses in children’s services is impacting on the support networks families need to prevent them from becoming vulnerable?
  • Also, the Northwest and Northeast of England have more children in care due to poverty and neglect?
  • Did you know that if you have read this, and you feel angry; we should have a chat?

Fostering Teenagers & Older Children…

Fostering teenagers and older children are challenging. However, foster carers who do, see what lies beyond the labels; they see the child. Over 50% of children in care are over ten years of age; more than half are boys. Sadly, the highest reason for children going into care is  child abuse and neglect.

‘Parent & Child foster care are the difference that families need…’

Parent and Child Foster Care is a specialist type of foster care and is in extremely high demand to give parents a helping hand when it’s needed most. Parent & Child foster carers provide practical and emotional support for new parents and their babies. and we need more. Can you foster? 

Sibling Foster Care…

We need sibling foster carers to keep siblings together, and in the communities to which they belong. Sadly, many sibling groups are separated as some foster carers prefer younger children. However, older children are often labelled as a challenging…

Step Down & Unaccompanied Asylum-seeking Foster Care…

Many children in care have suffered trauma and abuse, and for these children, we need foster carers with specialist skills and experience to give 1:1 support. There is a huge demand for these foster carers; I have attached the link to the articles I have written that explains more. I hope they will be of use to you!

Step Down Foster Care

Step Down foster carers support children and young people to transition from living within residential children’s homes to adjusting to life within a family home.

As the name suggests, Step Down care takes place over a period to help children adjust. It is a specialist type of foster care, but one that is much needed and with patience and consistent support, children flourish.


There is a huge demand for foster carers to support Unaccompanied Asylum-seeking children. These children have often come from loving families who paid others to get children out of war-torn areas and keep them safe. Sadly, their trauma is often from the journey getting to the UK, they need safe and loving homes with consistent love and support to help them settle and flourish.

It’s all about the matching…

In February this year, I met Cheryl & Dave who told me why they wanted to foster as a family. I heard what they said, and the type of foster care they wanted to offer. It was much needed and meant children in their community, especially siblings stayed together and kept local. That was important, & I matched them with a charity, I knew was best for them.

I am delighted to say that in August, they became approved foster carers with Caritas Care. Caritas Care are a fantastic Not for Profit, and Outstanding fostering charity. I knew they were the best match, and after connecting them, Caritas knew it too.

Congratulations! I am proud to have supported them the Verve way!

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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.