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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?

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?

Exeter Fostering - new Senior Social Worker joins team

Exeter Fostering – new Senior Social Worker joins team

Exeter Fostering – new Senior Social Worker joins team We are delighted to announce the latest addition to the Fostering Foundation team. Mark has joined us to be our new Senior Social Worker in our Exeter Fostering team, also covering Dorset, East Devon, Mid Devon, Somerset, Teignbridge &  Torbay Mark said “Having been out of social work for a year I am really looking forward to my role as a… Read More »Exeter Fostering – new Senior Social Worker joins team

What is the difference between adoption and fostering

Fostering FAQs: What is the difference between adoption and fostering

What is the difference between adoption and fostering? Fostering is a way of offering children and young people a home while their own family is unable to look after them. It can be a temporary arrangement and some fostered children return to the own families. Those children that cannot return to their families often live in long-term foster care and have continued support from the local authority or health and… Read More »Fostering FAQs: What is the difference between adoption and fostering

The Fostering Foundation Children's Pledge

The Fostering Foundation Children’s Pledge

The Fostering Foundation Children’s Pledge We have made a ‘Children’s Pledge’, which is our promise to all the children we look after and explains what we will do for the young people we support. We want to make sure that they feel well supported by us during what can be a difficult time for them. To find out more the Fostering Foundation’s Children’s Pledge please click below: Find out more… Read More »The Fostering Foundation Children’s Pledge

What if I’m already a foster carer and wish to transfer?

Fostering FAQs: What if I’m already a foster carer and wish to transfer?

What if I’m already a foster carer and wish to transfer? Transferring to us is easier than you may think. We’ll support you every step of the way and work with you, your existing agency and local authority to minimise the impact on any foster children currently in your care. As you will have already been approved as a foster carer the assessment process may be shorter. To find out… Read More »Fostering FAQs: What if I’m already a foster carer and wish to transfer?

Can I foster if I rent my own home?

Fostering FAQs: Can I foster if I rent my own home?

Can I foster if I rent my own home? Yes. You can be a foster carer if you rent your home or if you’re a home owner, but being able to provide a home environment that you expect to remain in, in the immediate future, is important, especially for a child who will have already moved home to be placed in your care. To view other Fostering FAQs click below:… Read More »Fostering FAQs: Can I foster if I rent my own home?

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 as we can. To view other Fostering FAQs click below: Fostering FAQs

Devon & Cornwall Fostering Event at Camel Creek

Devon & Cornwall Fostering Event at Camel Creek

Our Cornwall, Devon and Plymouth Fostering teams enjoyed our Summer Event at Camel Creek just over a week ago. There were 44 foster carers, various members of foster families and Fostering Foundation staff in attendance and everyone had great fun, as you can see in the photos!