Every child is different and needs a home to match. Here we bust some of the myths surrounding foster care:
I’m too old/ too young
You can be any age over 18 provided you can demonstrate a mature responsible attitude and enough energy for the task.
I don’t own my own home
It doesn’t matter if you own or rent your home provided it is suitable for a child in your care.
I am single/ divorced/ gay so would not be suitable carer
No matter what your relationship status or sexual preference is, you can be considered for a fostering placement. The important thing is to provide the child in your care with loving and supporting relationships.
I am unemployed or work part time
You can be employed or unemployed. The main thing is that you have enough time to meet the needs of the children.
I won’t get paid
You will be given a weekly fostering allowance to cover the needs of the child. There are also additional allowances for things like birthdays or festivals and one-off set up grants so you will never be out of pocket.
Free phone: 0800 064 1000