Maybe you enjoy being around children. Maybe you want to give a young person a fresh start in life. Or maybe you simply want a new, challenging and rewarding career.
We help all sorts of people become foster carers – from drivers to café workers to engineers – supporting them to change the lives of the most vulnerable and neglected children and young people. We can help you too, and here's how.
We have a thorough and clear process to decide if you can foster with us. The steps we go through with you will also help you get ready for your new role.
The steps are:
This process takes about six months. Our assessment and training make sure that the children we place with you will be safe and well looked after, and that you are completely comfortable with being a foster carer. We continue to give you training all the time you're with us, as well as local, round-the-clock help.