Becoming a foster carer is something that lots of people think about over a period of time before they make that next step of contacting someone. It has to be the right time for you. You do not need to be married or own your home to be a foster carer. There is no age limit and you don't have to have your own children.
People with a variety of life experiences and from all religious, ethnic and cultural backgrounds can become successful foster carers.
And all children who need families are as different as you are.
We all have the same goal of knowing why we do what we do. we celebrate every achievement, and support every disappointment.
Your children have the chance to be part of our birth children committee which is run by two members of staff who grew up in fostering families. Our Young persons committee is something that is being developped in 2019, and our family event days are really well supported.
""The agency staff are skilled at building relationships with the children and young people...Regular activities bring everyone together. this gives the children and young people the chance to try new hobbies, build relatioships and make new friends"
You really feel as though you are part of a bigger community.
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You need to have the time and energy to care for children, you need to have a flexible and non judgmental approach as well as lots of patience and understanding and a spare bedroom for fostering.