Fostering in luton

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.

The situation is increasingly urgent as a huge number – over seven thousand – new foster families need to be found. Talk with a member of the team at Rainbow and you’ll learn how through supporting a child/young person through life; particularly their education, you can really boost their life chances. Fostering can be a really pleasurable shared journey: we make available allowances so children can be taken on visits to places of interest in the Luton area. Such trips can be fun and inspiring – a tried and trusted way of building trust and affection between a child and their foster carer(s). If a child feels wanted and that someone is genuinely interested in their future, they usually respond very well and past behaviour that might have been uncooperative and challenging can quickly change. So just to get you thinking, the list below details some of the places you might imagine taking a youngster along to. It might be the first trip they have ever been on! Stockwood Discovery Centre, Warden Park Museum and Woodside Animal Farm and Leisure Park.

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.

To foster you will need to have a spare room available. But there are a lot of other things that need careful consideration. We would recommend that you visit the rest of our website as we have made a lot of general information on fostering available. This should provide a good idea of what fostering is all about – as well as the different types of fostering you might like to consider. Please don’t hesitate to phone or email us and we will happily guide you through the stages of becoming a foster carer. You can request an information pack by post or email – we promise there is no pressure – deciding to become a foster carer(s) is one of the most life changing things a person(s) can do. We want you to be entirely confident that your decision to take up fostering is the right one.

Call now 0330 311 2845 or 020 8427 3355