Fostering is a job like no other.
The role involves looking after a child or young person whose own family are no longer able to care for them, which could be for a number of reasons. There are different types of fostering including short-term fostering and long-term fostering, as well as specialist care such as looking after young or teenage parents who have their own children. You can learn more about the different types of fostering by clicking here.
At Team Fostering we provide extensive training and comprehensive support to all foster carers from the very beginning of their journey, so if fostering is new to you, you can be assured that you'll be ready for the role before you look after your first child or young person. Foster carers also receive a weekly fee when looking after a child, with further information on our fees presented here.
The role isn’t without its challenges. Many children in care may have had traumatic experiences in their lives and this can present some challenges such as difficult or unpredictable behaviours. However, the difference that foster carers make to children's lives is incredibly rewarding and truly life-changing, with many of our foster carers stating that this outweighs any harder moments, and you can feel assured knowing that Team Fostering are here for you 24/7 to help you manage in challenging times.
You can read some of our current foster carers' accounts by clicking here.
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.
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