Foster Care – It’s all about the matching!
Vulnerable children need foster carers who can make a difference in their lives; therefore, matching children to suitable foster carers to meet the needs of children in care is crucial. If we have a strong match between child and foster carer, then subsequently, there is more chance that children will settle and flourish.
However, matching applies to potential foster carers and the Not for Profit Fostering Charities we support. Our aim is to match you with a Not for Profit who will recognise your experience and skills in caring for children, and give you the support you need to successfully foster vulnerable children . Subsequently, when we match you together, a strong fostering partnership begins between you and the Not for Profit you match with.
Verve’s aim is simple; we match foster carers to Not for Profit’s correctly because when you have support, the children you will care for will have support; ultimately, it is the difference between placements breaking down or vulnerable children settling and getting chances in life they deserve.
This way is the Verve way; we don’t rush; we take our time, and subsequently, we match right.
You need to know what type of foster carers are needed most…
And, this is why Verve creates engaging campaigns and articles on foster care; if you have clarity, it helps to make your decision to foster easier!
For you to foster, you need to know what the criteria are to foster. Furthermore, and most important of all, you need to know what type of foster carers are needed in your community.
The criteria to successful foster care…
The criteria for foster care is not exhaustive; the main criteria is your motivation to foster. Vulnerable children are in care waiting for foster homes with foster carers who want to help, for however long children may need you.
Foster carers have to be over the age of 21
You have to have a spare bedroom.
You need to have time to dedicate to children.
You will need to have a strong support network.
You need to be willing to learn and have training.
You will need a sense of humour, and be in it for the long-haul!
Not for Profit Charities need foster carers urgently…
You will have dedicated support from social workers who are with you right from the start of your enquiry, and with you throughout your fostering career.
Get in touch with Verve…
Many children are waiting in care homes throughout the country for foster carers to look after them in a safe and loving home. If you can help us and want to know more about fostering with a Not for Profit, please contact us on the form below.
Together, we can make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children.