Could I Foster a Child? | Team Fostering | Your Local, Fostering Agency

Could you foster?

Fostering is a job like no other.

As a foster carer you will be responsible for looking after a child or young person whose family are unable to care for them. There are many different types of fostering a child and you can read about these by clicking here.

At Team Fostering we provide training to foster carers from the very beginning, before they foster a child. If fostering is something you've never done before you can be assured that you'll have the right training before you look after a child or young person, and training continues throughout the rest of your fostering career. We reward our foster carers with competitive foster carer pay and allowances (paid weekly), and provide 24/7, comprehensive support. 

The role is extremely rewarding, with you truly making a difference to a child's life, changing their future for the better. However, it is not without its challenges. Many children in care have had traumatic experiences in their lives so far and this can cause some unpredictability and difficulties in behaviour. To support you with this, we are at hand 24 hours a day to guide you, talk through things with you and offer expert advice.  

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, so don't rule yourself out! 

 

Not sure if you could foster? Read our Eligibility Criteria.

 

You can read some of our current foster carers accounts by clicking here

As an agency committed to the professionalism of fostering, equality and zero-discrimination, we are a member of The Fairer Fostering PartnershipThe Nationwide Association of Fostering ProvidersThe Fostering Network and New Family Social.