Why Foster?

Who can become a carer?

‘The mind-set is refreshing; the value base is all about the children’

(Ofsted report 2016)

We recruit foster carers who come from all walks of life and backgrounds and we don’t have an image of the ‘perfect foster carer’.

  • You don’t have to have your own children
  • You don’t have to have educational qualifications
  • You don’t have to own your own home
  • You don’t have to be in a relationship
  • You can have a disability, although you still need to be physically able to care for children.
  • We welcome applications from lesbian gay bisexual and transgendered families and individuals
  • We reflect the diversity of our children and communities and want foster carers from all cultures and faiths
  • There is no upper age limit, although you do have to be physically fit enough to care for children.
  • You can smoke but this does affect the age of children that can become part of your family
  • You do not have to be an IT expert  but you do need to have a computer
  • The process is clear and takes approximately 3 to 6 months
  • You will need a room available for fostering
  • You will need plenty of patience and the willingness to learn new skills

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