Safer foster care, reducing risk

Safer foster care, reducing risk

Poverty, homelessness and unemployment are some of the main contributing factors to children being placed in foster care. More children than ever require foster placements. The UK foster care system is already facing huge challenges due to a lack of foster carers. It is difficult to recruit and hold on to trained social workers who […]

Anne, a foster carer

Anne, a foster carer

Meet Anne, an experienced foster carer Deciding to be a foster carer seven years ago turned out to be more work than I expected but on the other hand, the most rewarding thing I have done other than get married and have my own children. Fostering is for the children and I do it for […]

Fostering children Make a difference

Fostering children Make a difference

Fostering children – Make a difference as a foster carer. The right fostering placement can completely transform children’s lives. It can be the make or break point for them and equally it can be devastating for a young person to be put into the wrong situation. Fostering is incredibly important for families in crisis. Who […]

How to foster children

How to foster children

People interested in becoming foster carers do not need any special qualifications to be a foster carer. It is their personal qualities which are most important and fostering agencies will support and prepare applicants through all stages in the fostering process. Similarly, if people have worked with children or have qualifications in childcare, their personal […]