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Can I foster?

There is no such thing as a stereotypical foster carer. Our carer community is diverse and we welcome new people to our fostering network regardless of their marital status, gender, race or sexual orientation.

There are actually very few factors restricting those who want to be a foster parent. Apart from some extreme circumstances, such as severe physical or mental illness, anyone who wants to foster can do so. You must simply be over 21, have a spare room and a good grasp of the English language.

You do not even have to give up work. Some people do choose to pursue foster caring as a professional career choice but, as long as you have some flexibility in your worklife, you carry on in employment.

“Can I Foster Children?” – Yes, you can help young people like many others do…

We firmly believe that everyone has the ability to make a positive contribution to the lives of children and young people in foster care. When assessing the qualities of foster carers we don’t base our decision on the level of experience, we instead look for attributes such as enthusiasm, patience and resilience.

Most importantly, when considering who can foster we look for foster carers who are able to provide a stable and secure environment. If you think you might be that person but still have a few doubts, why not send us a quick message and start a conversation. Just ask us anything, we’ll be here to support you every step of the way.

“If the thought of fostering appeals, then go for it. It’s one of the most rewarding things you could do.” Sam, foster carer