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Fostering FAQs

How to ask about being a foster carer & the process that follows

How to ask about being a foster carer & the process that follows

In this latest video, the Fostering Foundation Registered Manager, Nita, explains how you can find out more about fostering (please feel free to fill in the form below) and the process that follows. Including the chance to chat to Noorie our new Foster Carer Recruitment and Placements officer. Enquire About Fostering

909 Young People in the South-West Looking for Foster Carers in December

909 Young People in the South-West Looking for Foster Carers in December

Every month the local authorities pass us “referrals” for young people in their care who would be suitable for going into foster care. In December across our area we were sent referrals for 909 young people who needed housing in foster families. That was not an uncommon number, in fact in November there were 952! This goes to show there is massive need for more foster carers, so if you… Read More »909 Young People in the South-West Looking for Foster Carers in December

How will fostering affect my children?

Fostering FAQs: How will fostering affect my children?

Fostering FAQs: How will fostering affect my children? Fostering involves the whole family. It can be tough for children who find themselves sharing their parents with children who have led very different lives. However, many children also say that they have enjoyed their parent. We take the welfare and affect on birth children very seriously at The Fostering Foundation. Recently during “Sons and Daughters” month we talked about this and… Read More »Fostering FAQs: How will fostering affect my children?

Who is responsible for taking foster children to school or the doctors?

Who is responsible for taking foster children to school or the doctors?

Fostering FAQs: Who is responsible for taking foster children to school or the doctors? As a foster carer, you have responsibility for these day-to-day tasks; the school run and appointments included. Should you have a problem on an odd occasion, your supervising social worker can help you make alternative arrangements. Fostering FAQS

I have suffered from depression in the past; will that prevent me from fostering?

I have suffered from depression in the past; will that prevent me from fostering?

Fostering FAQs: I have suffered from depression in the past; will that prevent me from fostering? No. Past mental health issues do not exclude you from becoming a foster carer but you would need to discuss this with us. We always ask for a medical report as part of the assessment process. We would explore with you whether the emotional demands of fostering might cause any difficulties for you and… Read More »I have suffered from depression in the past; will that prevent me from fostering?

Fostering FAQs: Can I choose how long I want a child or young person to stay with me?

Fostering FAQs: Can I choose how long I want a child or young person to stay with me?

Fostering FAQs: Can I choose how long I want a child or young person to stay with me? During the assessment process, we’ll sit down with you to discuss what types of fostering will suit you best, such as respite, short-term, long-term, parent and child assessment or bridging. It isn’t always possible to know exactly how long a child will stay with you, but we’ll keep you updated as much… Read More »Fostering FAQs: Can I choose how long I want a child or young person to stay with me?

How will fostering impact on my welfare benefits?

Fostering FAQs: How will fostering impact on my welfare benefits?

Fostering FAQs: How will fostering impact on my welfare benefits? If you currently claim welfare benefits and are interested in fostering there are things to consider with regards to your benefits and it is worth checking this out. The Fostering Foundation will help and support during this process. Largely fostering payments are not taken into account when calculating welfare benefits, however means tested benefits will vary from person to person.… Read More »Fostering FAQs: How will fostering impact on my welfare benefits?

How will fostering affect my children?

Fostering FAQs: How will fostering affect my children?

Fostering FAQs: How will fostering affect my children? Fostering involves the whole family. It can be tough for children who find themselves sharing their parents with children who have led very different lives. However, many children also say that they have enjoyed their parents’ fostering and have learnt a lot from it. We offer regular support groups/activity days for the sons and daughters of our foster carers. October is National… Read More »Fostering FAQs: How will fostering affect my children?

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