Plymouth Fostering

National Fostering Sons and Daughters Month

National Fostering Sons and Daughters Month

October is National Fostering Sons and Daughters Month, where The Fostering Network helps to raise awareness of how the children of foster carers, play their part in helping their parents in the fostering process. The Fostering Foundation is keen to support the campaign and thank the sons and daughters of our foster carers who do so much to support the children living with them.  This year we sent a letter… Read More »National Fostering Sons and Daughters Month

will i be able to meet the child before they come to live with me

Will I be able to meet the child before they live with me?

Fostering FAQs: Will I be able to meet the child before they come to live with me? When planning a child moving into your home, we always try to arrange for our carers to meet the child or children they’ll be caring for. However, this isn’t always possible, especially if a child comes to you in an emergency. When this happens, we’ll try to give you as much information as… Read More »Will I be able to meet the child before they live with me?

The last few months have seen even more families fleeing persecution and violence. There has also been a large number of #UnaccompaniedAsylumSeekingChildren (#UASC), who will be on their own, frightened and looking for support. If they receive it, they can soon become integral parts of our society, succeeding at school and work. Could you give someone that chance? Or do you know someone who could foster young people, who need our help?

We need Foster Carers for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC)

The last few months have seen even more families fleeing persecution and violence. There has also been a large number of #UnaccompaniedAsylumSeekingChildren (#UASC), who will be on their own, frightened and looking for support. If they receive it, they can soon become integral parts of our society, succeeding at school and work. Could you give someone that chance? Or do you know someone who could foster young people, who need… Read More »We need Foster Carers for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC)

Do I need to have special training or qualifications to apply to be a foster carer

Do I need to have special training or qualifications to apply to be a foster carer?

Fostering FAQs: Do I need to have special training or qualifications to apply to be a foster carer? No. You will receive training to help you and your family identify and build upon the skills you already have, and develop new skills needed to foster. Once approved you will be expected to undertake ongoing training such as First Aid, Skills to Foster and Child Protection. The Fostering Foundation makes sure… Read More »Do I need to have special training or qualifications to apply to be a foster carer?

fostering FAQs what support is avaiable

Fostering FAQs: What support is available?

Fostering FAQs: What support is available? Having pets does not prevent you from fostering, and they can in fact be an asset to a foster family. Every animal is different and your pets will be assessed as part of the process of becoming a foster carer, taking into account factors such as their temperament and behaviour. To see more Fostering FAQS please click below: Fostering FAQS

Noorie joins us as our Fostering Recruitment & Placement Officer

Noorie joins us as our Fostering Recruitment & Placement Officer

Noorie joins us as our Fostering Recruitment & Placement Officer Please welcome Noorie who has joined the Fostering Foundation team and will be working across our whole region including: Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Exeter, Glos, Plymouth, Somerset, Torbay and Wilts. Noorie told us a little more about her background and her plans for her role with us. “Having worked within Residential Children’s settings supporting a range of traumatised young people to… Read More »Noorie joins us as our Fostering Recruitment & Placement Officer

I have pets, does that affect whether I can foster?

Fostering FAQs: I have pets, does that affect whether I can foster?

Fostering FAQs – I have pets, does that affect whether I can foster? Having pets does not prevent you from fostering, and they can in fact be an asset to a foster family. Every animal is different and your pets will be assessed as part of the process of becoming a foster carer, taking into account factors such as their temperament and behaviour. To see more Fostering FAQS please click… Read More »Fostering FAQs: I have pets, does that affect whether I can foster?

Fostering FAQs - Will I have a say in who I foster?

Fostering FAQs: Will I have a say in who I foster?

Fostering FAQs – Will I have a say in who I foster? As part of the assessment to become a foster carer, you will have discussions about the appropriate age range, the number of children you will be approved to foster, and any other considerations. Ideally, all children and young people will be well-matched and planned, but your Fostering Foundation Supervising social worker will always listen to you if you… Read More »Fostering FAQs: Will I have a say in who I foster?

This shared experience has been an incredible journey of highs and lows

This shared experience has been an incredible journey of highs and lows

Ruth a Foster Carer from Tavistock in West Devon, has shared her experiences of working in the social care industry and how it has aided her journey into fostering. “I worked as an Auxiliary nurse,social care worker, activity organiser and then care manager for the elderly with dementia. For over 30 years i juggled working shifts, having children, looking after the home, cooking, gardening, walking the dogs…the list went on!!!… Read More »This shared experience has been an incredible journey of highs and lows

Can I become a foster carer if one of my own children has disabilities?

Fostering FAQs: Can I become a foster carer if one of my own children has disabilities?

Can I become a foster carer if one of my own children has disabilities? Yes. You can apply to become a foster carer if one of your children has a disability. We will want to discuss with you how you would balance the needs of any child/young person you fostered with those of your own child and what the impact of having other children in their home could be on… Read More »Fostering FAQs: Can I become a foster carer if one of my own children has disabilities?