Anyone with an interest in making a positive difference for vulnerable children and young people can foster. Carers can come form a wide range of backgrounds and contribute many different work and life experiences. This is important as children coming into care also come from a wide range of backgrounds and traditions.
Fostering provides a stable family life for children and young people who are unable to remain with their own family for whatever reason.
Foster carers will always receive support and training so that they have the skills needed to meet the needs of the children and young people they look after.
To foster child or young person, there are certain basic criteria you need to meet:
As a person you can be:
Things we would expect you to have:
The factors we consider:
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You can make that difference to the life of a child/young person by joining us. Remember: whatever your religion, you can foster a child - you just need to show if you accepted a young person of a different faith to your own, how you would support them in observing their faith. Usually this simply means transporting them to and from the place of observance church/temple/synagogue/mosque. It is important that you respect dietary requirements a child may have in relation to their religion.
Fostering a child is life changing. It may be one of the biggest decisions you ever make. Foster carers need to be energetic, enthusiastic, patient and and above all resilient. There can be tough and challenging times, but overcoming these can be