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.

Short-term & Emergency care fostering

Short-term & Emergency foster care is the difference children & families need to access vital support networks, and ultimately reduce the number of children in long-term foster care. Often, children are moved with short notice and taken to emergency foster care usually with only the clothes they are wearing. Sadly, other children suffer abuse or neglect, and Social Services make decisions to remove children from the family home. These decisions are heartbreaking and are not made lightly.

Step Down Foster Care

Step Down foster carers help children who have lived in residential care homes over a long period to re-adjust to living back within a home setting. As the name suggests, it is a step by step process to make this transition successful. Many children who have suffered severe trauma will not need foster care support. Sadly, these children need specialised help, usually in a residential setting with access to vital support networks and staff who will support them.

The criteria to successful foster care…

Foster carers need to be over 21 years old.

You need a spare bedroom.

You need to have time to dedicate to children.

You need to have a strong support network.

You need to be willing to learn and have training.

You need a sense of humour, and be in it for the long-haul!

Not for Profit Charities need foster carers to meet children’s needs in a safe and loving home. Can you foster?

FYI, the most in-demand types of foster carers are Sibling Foster care, Mother & Baby Foster care and foster carers to support older children and teenagers.

Siblings in care need to be together.

Parent & Child Foster Care

Older Children & Teenagers.

Verve Recruitment CIC donates profits made from recruiting foster carers with Not for Profit Charities to create and manage campaigns in which we support our community.
These campaigns make a huge difference in the lives of families, and this is due to the kindness and support of everyone who works with us.
We hugely appreciate your support, Thank you.’

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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.