Fostering is a job like no other, and involves looking after a child or young person whose own family are no longer able to care for them. There are different types of fostering, including short term fostering, long term fostering and specialist care. You can learn more about the different types of fostering by clicking here.
At Team Fostering we provide training and support to foster carers from the very beginning, 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.
The role isn’t easy. Many children and young people who are in care may have had traumatic experiences earlier in their lives, and so at times it can be challenging. But, the difference that foster carers make is incredibly rewarding for the family, and truly life-changing.
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.
Unsure if you could foster? Read our Eligibility Criteria.