Fostering UK is currently searching for foster carers in Oxfordshire to help care for the hundreds of children in care in the area. We are a trusted agency in the area and have a solid track record with many satisfied foster carers currently working for
Although some people think they can picture what the stereotypical foster carer looks like, in reality they can come in a complete variety of ages, ethnicities and backgrounds. At Fostering UK, we pride ourselves on the diversity within our carers, meaning we can closely match children to carers, ensuring they feel as comfortable as possible. If you are considering becoming a foster carer, or even if you have never thought about it before, now is the perfect time to see if it is right for you.
Common Fostering Myths
Some common fostering myths are that you must own your own home, be married or have kids of your own. Because of these myths people are deterred from enquiring, however, in reality the criteria to foster is not as strict as you may think. If you are renting through a Private landlord or agency, all that is required is written permission that you can use the house to foster. As long as you have a spare room, you are perfectly eligible to foster. Your relationship status is not considered when fostering, and there is no requirement for you to already have children of your own, with the only condition being that you show relevant childcare experience.
Of course, these are just physical requirements, and there are other factors that need to be taken into consideration when deciding to foster. Fostering a child is an extreme commitment, therefore, you will need to have the time and resources to fully commit to being the child’s parent. Furthermore, many of these children have had a difficult experience of life so far, therefore you need to have the emotional confidence to be able to deal and help them in their next stage of their lives.
Becoming a Foster Carer
Every year thousands more foster carers are needed in the UK, with children of all ages looking for homes. At Fostering UK, our team will support you through the process as you begin your fostering journey, right until the end. Once approved as a foster carer, you will be given a dedicated social worker to assist you with any needs or queries and their job is to make sure you are comfortable within your new role. Becoming a foster carer is a life-changing decision, by providing a child a home and safe environment you are giving them the best chance at feeling safe and comfortable so they can develop within the next stage of their life.
Looking for an Oxfordshire Fostering Agency?
Fostering UK is currently searching for foster carers in Oxfordshire to help care for the hundreds of children in care in the area. We are a trusted agency in the area and have a solid track record with many satisfied foster carers currently working for us. By delivering the highest level of therapeutic support and training, we ensure that all of our carers feel comfortable in their role, giving the children the best chance at being happy in their placement. Feel free to contact us at 0333 044 8890 or visit our website to get more information. One of our team will be more than happy to help with any questions or queries you may have.