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)
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?
David is a Foster Carer from Holsworthy in North Devon, who turned to fostering after they sold their care business. We asked David about his background in social care and opearting care homes and how it had influenced their decision to start fostering and also whether it had aided their time with their foster family. Did working in social care lead you to think about fostering? Not really. We had… Read More »Social Care Background Helps North Devon Foster Carers in Fostering
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 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
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?
Welcome Bingo, the latest addition to our Bristol Fostering team One of the most important member’s of the Bristol Fostering team is Bingo, Jim’s Shih Tzu. Who provides extensive meet and greet services and moral support to the whole team.
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?
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? 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?