Is now a good time to foster with a Not for Profit charity?

Coronavirus has awakened a need to do something more; to stop ‘putting off things’ and stop ‘waiting for the right time’. We don’t know now when the right time will be because everything has changed in our world; But for children in care. They are still waiting for foster carers to give them a safe and loving home; is now a good time for you to foster children in care with a Not for Profit charity?

Children are taken into care for many reasons and often include children having suffered significant trauma, abuse or neglect. We recognise that each child’s road is unique on their paths so far; consequently, we owe it to them to find safe and loving fostering homes. It is the least we can do; no child chooses this path; ultimately, they look for homes with people who will care for them and never give up on them.

These children need foster carers that understand children and get why they display extreme behaviour. As a result, they know and understand that frustration and meltdowns are often the only way children can communicate.

Foster carers are skilled in understanding children.

Children who have suffered trauma don’t understand affection or kindness because, sadly, they are de-sensitised to these feelings. As a result, their behaviour reflects the pain they have suffered and the attachments from them. And for many children, being silent is the preferred option; sadly, they know from experience to stay in the background; it’s safer.

Children go into care for many reasons, and most heart-breaking is the loss of a parent or carer. For these children, the trauma attached to bereavement will shake the foundations of a child’s world; their lives and safe place with the person they loved are now gone. Therefore, it is vital they get the skilled support they desperately need to help them manage their grief.

Verve Recruitment

Verve- in partnership with ‘Not for Profit Charities.’

It is vital to create positive fostering partnerships with potential foster carers and the Not for Profit charities we work with; ultimately, this takes time. Therefore, we don’t rush the recruitment process. We work together with you, listening to your unique skills and motivation for fostering and ultimately, we connect you with a charity we feel reflects you. As a result, stronger fostering partnerships form with foster carers who feel valued.

‘A leaflet had been posted through my door from Verve Recruitment. The flyer said that Verve recruit foster carers only for Not for Profit charities, and it immediately grabbed my attention. I wanted my fostering journey to be about the children and young people, not about who benefits financially. I telephoned Val, and I immediately knew from talking with her that now was the ‘right time’ and the ‘right people for me to embark on my journey.

Sarah – Approved foster carer with Caritas Care Not for Profit charity

Foster carers supporting children and not giving up.

Foster carers know that making a child feel safe and belonging will help a child heal. More importantly, they know that children will hopefully learn to trust again with time, patience, resilience, and love. Foster carers are people with a deep understanding and empathy to understand why some children won’t let you. It’s not personal, and the best foster carers know this because foster care isn’t about us; it’s about children in care getting the right support with the right people who won’t give up on them.

I have to add those foster carers will need a bucketful of sense of humour! Because all children have no rule books; they have their quirky ways, likes, and dislikes; thus, they are quick to let us know when we get it wrong!

‘Children in care deserve the best, which is why we recruit the best Foster carers for the best charities; subsequently, we never give up…’

Verve Recruitment

Verve is recruiting foster carers with experience in providing consistent care for children.

We are recruiting people interested in finding out more about foster care; however, the main requirements for charities are Parent & Child, Sibling foster care and caring for older children and teenagers. There is a demand for people to give emergency care and short term and long term foster care. There is a growing need for respite foster carers who offer existing foster carers a much-needed break while, more importantly, knowing their foster child has consistent, high-quality care. Most importantly, vulnerable children need consistent care with the familiarity of people they can trust; they don’t need change; they’ve had enough of that.

Verve recruits foster carers for ‘Not for Profit’ charities because they invest in you. They invest in your training and personal development, which often leads to becoming a specialist in your role with a charity that values you. Find out more about fostering through Verve by sending us your details on the form below, and we will contact you back.

Make today unique; be the day you embark on your journey to becoming a foster carer with a Not for Profit Charity and Verve. Can you foster?

Verve Recruitment

Together, we can make a difference in the lives of Children in Care.

If you would like more information on the fostering role and the outstanding care foster carers receive from Not for Profit charities, then, please do get in touch. Fill in the contact form below and we will get back to you.

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