Want to foster?
We hope you’re here because you want to foster…but can you?
Fostering a child is an amazing and rewarding commitment that enhances many children’s lives, not to mention the positive effect fostering can have on foster carers themselves!
There are few barriers to people who wish to foster. What’s most important is that you have the energy and desire to help children and young people grow and develop whilst in your care.
There are many fostering myths so here is a list we have put together to show at a glance what is and what isn’t required:
You must have at least one spare bedroom
You must be 21 or over
You need to be a British Citizen or have permanent residency in the UK
You do not need to own the home you foster in
You can be out of work or unemployed when you apply
You can foster ‘full time’ – remuneration for foster carers is generous
You don’t have to have been a parent or have children of your own
You can foster regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability or sexual-orientation
You can be single or in a relationship
You don’t need qualifications or childcare experience - we pay for and provide your training