Could you be the person we're looking for?
We’re always on the lookout for those special people who can give a safe and loving home to a child in care at a time when they need it most.
The children we care for come from all walks of life and from very different circumstances, but they're all looking for the same thing - a family to love them.
If you could welcome a child or young person into your heart, your home and your family and give them the love, care and support they need, please get in touch.
Fostering information sessions
If you're thinking about fostering, come along to one of our information sessions. They’re a great way to find out all you need to know about fostering before you make this important decision.
You’ll be able to meet up with other people thinking about fostering and chat to our team.
All sessions take place at Library @ the Lightbox.
|Thursday 14 September 2023||11am to 1pm|
|Thursday 12 October 2023||11am to 1pm|
|Thursday 16 November 2023||11am to 1pm|
|Thursday 14 December 2023||11am to 1pm|
|Thursday 11 January 2024||11am to 1pm|
|Thursday 15 February 2024||11am to 1pm|
|Thursday 14 March 2024||11am to 1pm|
Could you foster?
There's no such thing as a typical foster carer.
If you're over 21 and have the space in your home and life to welcome a child, you could be the person we're looking for.
Steps to becoming a foster carer
We'll take you through an assessment to make sure you can meet the needs of the children in our care, and that fostering fits in with your family and lifestyle.
Training for foster carers
Training is part of our skills based payment scheme, so as well as offering you training once you commit to fostering, we'll encourage you to maintain your training throughout your fostering career.
Support for foster carers
As a foster carer, you'll be part of our fostering team. We'll always be on hand to offer advice and there's local and national fostering networks for you to join.
How much you'll get paid
When you become a foster carer you'll get an allowance for each child in your care. As you develop your skills through training you can receive additional payments.
What foster parents say
Fostering is a job from the heart. It can be extremely hard work, but the rewards far outweigh this.
We wanted to give children the chance of being part of a loving family. To make a child smile when they feel safe is the biggest reward anyone could wish for.
I've got lots of happy memories of the children I've looked after. Every child has different endearments, but I remember mostly the laughter and fun that these young people brought into my life, even after they'd been through so much.