Becoming a foster carer

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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Foster parents to recieve free childcare from the Government – Foster Parents Article

Fantastic news, from September all Foster Parents will have access to the Governments ’30 hours free childcare’ initiative; another great step in the right direction by providing Carers with the same rights to free childcare, as other working families in the UK.Foster Parents will now have the option of being able to work on top of their caring responsibilities; where it works for them and the children they care for. For many, this could make the difference between being able to…

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Becoming a Foster Carer | Foster Care Fortnight 2018 – Foster Parents Article

We know that the fostering process can seem confusing and daunting, so we have simplified it all for you below. What is a foster carer? Foster carers are ordinary people that come from all walks of life but are extraordinary in their ability to open their hearts and homes for children of all ages who can no longer live with their parents. Foster carers supply either short-term or long-term care placements to a range of children with varying needs. They…

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