Fostering is a job like no other and requires energy, patience, resilience and understanding. Foster carers provide a loving and supportive home for children and young people whose own families, for various reasons, are not able to look after them. The care provided as a foster carer helps to ensure that all looked after children are given the very best start in life within a warm, supportive and nurturing environment.
Fostering isn’t easy. At times it can be challenging and frustrating, but the difference that foster carers make is truly life-changing and incredibly rewarding.
Our children and young people come from very different backgrounds and situations. It is important that we recruit a diverse range of foster carers to increase the likelihood of finding a match for each child or young person. There are fantastic benefits and support structures for our foster carers, which you can read about here