Foster carers play in a vital role in ensuring that those children who cannot live with their parents, either for a short period or for the rest of their children, have a secure, safe and caring place to live.
We’re looking for range of people, from different backgrounds and with different experience, to provide foster care to all sorts of children. It doesn’t matter whether you’re married or single, gay or straight, own your home or are renting, are unemployed or work full-time. What’s much more important is that you’re committed, realistic and have a positive approach – and that you have a spare room in your home.
There are many different types of foster care, from providing emergency overnight stays, to short breaks for disabled children, to long-term support until the young person reaches adulthood. This means we can meet the different needs of all sorts of children, from toddlers to teenagers.
It’s a challenging but hugely rewarding role – and you’ll also receive lots of support and training, plus an allowance to cover the costs of caring for a child and fees that reflect your skills and experience.
Call 01244 972222 or visit the council's fostering website HERE