We are looking for people in the Luton area who are interested in developing a career in foster care. By contacting us, you will quickly be assured of the best in training and professional development.
We welcome applicants regardless of their ethnicity, religion or cultural background, sexual orientation or relationship status. You must have a spare room, be over 21 years of age and be a permanent resident in the UK. Above all, you must have the energy, commitment and passion to help a child or young person make a success of their lives.
Open your heart and open your home in Luton!
Ever thought of fostering? Looking to make a real difference to a child’s life? Do you have the energy and drive to support a child/young person who has had a difficult start in life? Answering yes to these questions means we at Rainbow Fostering would like to hear from you.
We would advise people to have a look at all the information on the Rainbow website as it covers many aspects of fostering. Briefly, foster carers come from all sorts of different backgrounds. The life skills and experiences they have will be different, but what they do need is an interest in children and young people. Anyone becoming a foster carer will soon know they are doing one of the most important jobs there is.
Supporting foster children at school
person than to achieve their full educational potential. Foster carers play a key role in making this to happen. It is is one of the most rewarding things that a carer can do. Keeping up with schoolwork can be hard when a child has experienced placement breakdowns.
Staying at the same school is one important way that a child can feel a sense of stability. Keeping up friendships can play a huge part in ensuring a child retains a sense of what is familiar. When a child is happy at school their general behavior is usually better - as well as their sense of adjustment. Maintaining this helps to prevent placement breakdowns which can improve a child or young person’s overall life chances.
The next step on your fostering journey
At Rainbow we are on hand 24/7 to give support to our foster carers. They are dedicated people who have benefited from high quality training and know they will always receive our support. We have asked them to ‘Open their hearts and homes’ to children – often in desperate need and they have responded. All children should benefit from growing up in a stable and caring home – with people who are interested in their hopes and aspirations.
The UK has such a varied ethnic population and we have children from many different cultural backgrounds to try and find foster homes for. There is also a growing need to find foster carers prepared to look after unaccompanied asylum seeking children. Whatever your particular ethnicity or cultural background, we would very much like to hear from you.