Becoming a foster carer

Why Retired Police Officers Make Good Foster Carers – Foster Parents Article

If you’re an ex police officer and you want to enjoy your retirement, spend time with family and stay occupied, fostering could be the perfect opportunity for you. There are so many reasons why retired police officers choose to become foster parents, and in this article, we discuss these motivations and take a closer look at how skill sets required from police officers compare with those of foster carers.   The timing is perfect  If you’ve worked in the emergency services…

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Alternative Careers for Teachers | Perpetual Fostering – Foster Parents Article

  If you’re a teacher and have decided that a career in teaching is no longer right for you, then don’t fret. There are a wide range of alternative careers suitable for those who teach, including tutoring, support work, youth work and more. But if you’re looking for a rewarding career that will fit perfectly into your life as an ex teacher, why not consider fostering?    In this article we discuss this option and evaluate whether or not becoming…

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Alternative Careers for Nurses | Perpetual Fostering – Foster Parents Article

Becoming a foster carer is a perfect alternative career for nurses as it allows you to carry on making a positive difference to people’s lives. So what are the benefits of being a foster parent after a career in nursing?    As a nurse, you’ve probably had your fair share of stress. Whether it’s the long working hours, difficult patients, low pay or simply feeling undervalued and overworked. If you’re a nurse or ex-nurse it can often be really tricky…

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Ofsted Report | We Are An Ofsted Rated ‘Good’ Agency! – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 16th October 2019 by Beth Owen Ofsted Inspection Hi! It’s Ash here, the Registered Manager at Lorimer Fostering. I wanted to let you all know about our experience with our most recent Ofsted Inspection. As you may or may not know, fostering is what’s called a ‘regulated activity’, providing stable, caring homes for children and young people who, for a variety of different reasons, are no longer able to live at home. As such, we are inspected by Ofsted on…

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Fostering Statistics 2019 UK – How Many Foster Carers are There? – Foster Parents Article

Foster Carers play a critical part in the lives and upbringing of thousands upon thousands of children in care in the UK. But just how many foster carers are there?    How many of us would consider being a Foster Carer? According to our recent Google Survey (500 adults in the UK questioned between 11th and 14th August 2019), just over 40% would be at least open to the idea of taking on the role of Foster Carer, while almost…

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Becoming A Foster Carer | Foster Care Fortnight – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 16th May 2019 by Beth Owen BECOMING A FOSTER CARER If you’ve clicked on this article then it probably means you’ve thought long and hard about becoming a foster carer. You will have talked to your family and friends to seek their support and endorsement. Well done! Reaching this milestone is significant and you are already on your way to making a difference to young people’s lives. Below, we have described our process for approving foster carers. Each…

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Mother-Baby Placements: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know – Foster Parents Article

It’s commonly considered that children are our most precious natural resource, as they will inherit this world well after we’re gone. Ensuring that our children are properly prepared to become the adults of tomorrow is an important job and one that needs doing. It’s why becoming a foster carer is such a crucial endeavour. Being a foster carer is an experience that can be incredibly rewarding on an emotional level. There’s simply nothing more gratifying than knowing you’ve played a…

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What Is Fostering a Child Really Like? – Foster Parents Article

The act of becoming a qualified foster carer is a long endeavour. It involves, quite literally, undergoing months of intensive preparation and being subjected to exacting scrutiny. Yet it’s often true that prospective foster carers, after having their first experience fostering a child, remark that the preparation process pales in comparison to what fostering a child is really like. By the same token, however, foster parents also say that the act of fostering a child is as deeply rewarding as…

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What Benefits Can I Claim If I’m A Foster Carer? – Foster Parents Article

If you’re caring, determined and looking to make a real difference, fostering could be perfect for you. The emotional rewards of supporting children when they need you the most is often the main driver for foster carers.   It’s important not to forget the financial side of things though. If you’re the special kind of person who can become a great foster carer, it can be a rewarding career on all fronts. Both in terms of making a positive impact…

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Can I Foster? Top Tips on Becoming a Foster Carer in the UK – Foster Parents Article

“Can I foster?” It’s a question we hear loads of times. Prospective foster carers with big hearts but not much information otherwise on what goes into becoming a foster parent often ask that question, along with many others related to the entire process. The truth is there is much that goes into meeting the requirements for fostering. Here’s an in-depth look into what it takes and how to go about starting your journey towards foster parenting. The Foster Carer Manifesto…

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