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Being a foster carer

boy looking into distanceBecoming a foster carer is a life-changing decision. While it is a hugely rewarding role, it can also be a challenging and complex commitment.

Children and young people in the foster care system may have various unmet emotional or physical needs. They may have experienced neglect or abuse. Foster carers will need to show compassion, understanding and patience to help these children feel safe and secure, and provide a loving environment in which they can thrive. Each child and their family situation is unique so respect for their experiences and sensitivities is vital.

There are many types of foster care to consider. Each offers the chance to help a child or young person during a difficult time in their life.

There is a thorough process involved in becoming a foster carer and we are here to guide you through each step.

As a foster carer, you will undertake ongoing learning and development, and engage with social workers and various parties in the lives of the child or young person, eg education or health professionals.

If you are interested in becoming a foster carer or finding out more about what it involves, please get in touch. Our team are happy to chat and answer any questions you might have.

You can also watch our fostering animation here.