This section of the website examines in some detail issues of potential interest to anyone who is currently fostering children, or considering applying to be a foster carer. There is information on fostering refugees, record keeping and staying safe - with a lot more besides.
From the beginning, and then throughout the careers of our carers, we are committed to building their knowledge and fostering skills. Our aim is to ensure that we can provide the best and most up to date information on a range of fostering topics. We know this has helped some of our foster carers to think about accessing additional training or support. This has enabled them to further develop their careers with us.
Free subscription to ‘FosterTalk’
All our foster carers receive a free subscription to FosterTalk.The magazine is an excellent information resource and offers advice on a wide range of matters that will be of interest to foster carers.
It has a lively news section alongside a varied selection of articles that are informative and entertaining. These range from tips on fostering over the school holidays to articles on health, nutrition and arts projects for children.
With an ‘Ask the Expert’ section, it is also a valuable resource dealing with financial matters that are connected with fostering.
At Rainbow, we strive to provide the best information and guidance. We are always delighted to receive feedback from anyone using our website.
The need for more foster carers
At the moment there is a real shortage of foster carers. At Rainbow we looking to place children and young people of all ethnicities and cultural backgrounds. This means we need people to come forward from the communities that make up our multi-cultural society.
We are also aiming to recruit more foster carers from the LGBT communities. As part of our general recruitment effort, Rainbow are seeking more therapeutic foster carers. These may be people transferring to us, or individuals wanting training to specialise in this key area of fostering. If you want more information, we have a therapeutic fostering section on the website.