Why Foster With FosterCare UK?
Foster Care UK is an independent foster care agency that works with local authorities in the South East. We help children find a caring, loving home when they can’t stay with their birth parents in their family home. We’re dedicating to making a difference to the lives of children and young people across the South East of England and are always looking for new dedicated and caring foster carers – we want you to join our fostering team!
But why start, or continue, your foster parenting career with Foster Care UK?
It’s not only the children and young people under our care that we want to support. We support all of prospective foster parents in their journey to becoming a foster carer.
All of our foster carers to-be receive extensive training and support so that they can provide a first-class foster care service and make a real difference to a child or young person in need. We also work to connect our community of foster carers together – if you decide to be a foster parent with Foster Care UK you will have the opportunity to meet with our existing carers, hear their foster care stories and learn from their experience.
Even after you have taken on a foster child or young person, you will have the full support of our professional team who will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns you might have.
Perhaps you are interested in being a foster carer, but are concerned about whether you could fit caring for a foster child along side working a full time job and the other commitments in your life. Foster Care UK provides many different types of foster care services, from short-term respite care to full foster care – meaning there are types of fostering suitable for everyone.
We’re often asked by potential cares “who can foster?” We believe that foster care is for all those who want to make a difference and open their homes and hearts to those in need. We don’t discriminate against gender, race, whether you’re LGBT, your faith or any other personal aspect. We do, however, need you to be above the age of 25 and be in good health. It’s also essential for you to have a spare bedroom in your home, so that your foster placement has a safe, private space all of their own.
If you decide to take on a foster care role with us, you’ll be provided with a generous maintenance grant. This is provided to foster families to help cover the costs associated with the care of a foster child. Foster carers we have spoken to have told us that grant has been a great help with day to day and the experiences available to their foster placement.
If you choose to become a foster carer with us, or are just interested in finding out more about fostering then we urge you to get in touch with your local Foster Care UK office. Our professional team will be there to provide any extra information you require and help you start your fostering journey.