How To Start Fostering
So you have made the decision? Or maybe you haven’t yet and want to know a little more before you jump in, that is fine. Being a foster carer is a huge choice, and because it’s about crafting and shaping another life you need to know it is 100% for you. Like we said you may have already decided on fostering in the Midlands but there is still more you need to know about how the process works.
We like you to know that almost everyone is eligible to foster there are a few criteria we take into consideration:
- Be over 21 years old
- Have a spare room
- No offences against children
- Have the time and availability to dedicate to fostering
- Be committed to on-going training and development
- Have a resilient yet caring personality
- And most of all a sense of humour!
As we deal with a wide range of children and young people, we aim to place children with foster carers who are best suited to meet the individual needs of children and young people. A huge part of what we do is centred around making sure both the foster child and foster family are supported with everything they need such as therapists or counsellors that specialise in behavioural and identity issues and also a team to support the foster parents. There a more in-depth look at what you need to know about fostering in Nottingham on our website.
The second step once you understand the steps that need to be taken and that the support will be there for you from the beginning is to enquire today. There is no commitment from enquiring only an amazing feeling that you are starting something life-changing. Enquire Now