Being a Foster Carer
Becoming a foster carer is a life-changing decision. It is a hugely rewarding role and also a challenging and complex commitment.
There are many types of foster care to consider. Each offers the chance to help a child or young person during a very difficult time in their life.
As a foster carer, you will undertake ongoing learning and development, working with social workers and relevant individuals in the lives of the children and young people (education and health professionals).
Children and young people in the foster care system may have experienced unmet emotional or physical needs. They may have experienced neglect or abuse. Foster carers will need to show understanding and patience to help these children feel safe and secure. Each child and their family situation is unique so respect for their experiences and sensitivities is vital.