We’re celebrating the different types of fostering this September, highlighting some of the #waystocare with Team Fostering.
It's Week 3, and we're celebrating Long Term Fostering.
What is it?
Long Term Fostering provides substitute care when a child or young person is unable to return to their birth family and are unlikely to be adopted. Long Term Placements can be planned in advance or might be the result of a Short Term Placement converting to longer term.
In this case, the foster carer will care for the child or young person permanently until they move onto independence.
All of our foster carers are offered the support, training, fees and allowances that allows them to look after young people in their care, and this does not lessen with long term fostering. For more information on the support we offer, click here.
Are there eligibility criteria for foster carers who want to offer Long Term Fostering?
To become a Foster Carer with Team Fostering it is essential that you are over 21, have a spare room, and are able to drive with access to a car.
At Team Fostering we take pride in recruiting foster carers from all walks of life. Our foster carers have different backgrounds and life experiences and there is no ‘model foster carer’.
We welcome all enquiries and do not discriminate against anyone because of their age, race, gender or sexual orientation. There are basic criteria that foster carers should meet (click here for further information), however we do take time to consider all circumstances, and our team are always happy to discuss eligibility concerns and solutions with those interested in joining us.
How can I apply?
If you’re interested in becoming a Foster Carer, you can send an enquiry to us in one of the following 3 ways:
Send an online enquiry by clicking here.
Call us on 0800 292 2003 to speak to a friendly member of our team
Email us via firstname.lastname@example.org