Fostering in Thetford, Norfolk.
Interested in becoming a foster carer?
Do you live in Thetford, Norfolk and are you looking to make a positive change in your life? If so, then Fostering UK is the agency for you. According to the Department of Education annual SSDA903 data collection, Norfolk has just under 500 looked after children, with 217 of these children placed out of the area.
Fostering UK can offer a competitive package to our foster carers with the focus on high quality training in therapeutic care.
Becoming a foster carer can bring you a sense of fulfilment while helping to make a difference in a child’s life. You can help to keep a child safe from harm and lead a settled life.
Thetford needs foster carers who can offer a short-term, long-term, emergency and respite foster care.
Foster children can be any age, from babies to 18-year-olds. You can decide which age group will be most suitable for you. You can also opt to look after children with additional needs and disabilities.
To find out more about becoming a foster carer in Thetford and the surrounding area, please contact us today by completing our online enquiry form.
“My partner and I have been foster carers in Northampton for two years but became disillusioned with the previous agency. Fostering UK made the change extremely easy.”
Phil from Northampton
Facts about Thetford
Thetford is an ancient market town in Norfolk, full of character with plenty of history.
Allan Glaisyer Minns was the mayor of Thetford between 1903 and 1905. He made history by becoming Great Britain’s first black mayor. Originally a doctor from the Bahamas, he moved to Thetford and opened a medical practice in Thetford in 1888.
Thomas Paine was another prominent figure who came from Thetford in Norfolk. He emigrated to America in 1774 and became an influential philosopher and was a key figure of the American Revolution. His political activism encouraged the abolition of slavery.
The BBC sitcom, Dad’s Army, was filmed in Thetford. You can also find a life size bronze statue of Captain Mainwaring in the town and there is also a museum dedicated to the long show.
Another of the town’s museums, The Ancient House Museum, is one of East Anglia’s best examples of early Tudor Housing.
Gallows Hill in Thetford was the site of a hoard of Romano-British treasure. Found in 1979, hoard included gold rings, bracelets, necklaces, Tand spoons. These artefacts can be found in the British Museum.
Maharajah Duleep Singh, the last ruler of the Sikh Empire, was exiled to England and bought the Elevedon Estate in 1863. A bronze statue of Duleep Singh can be found on Butten Island, on the River Little Ouse.
Thetford Forest is a large man-made lowland forest. The area is full of pine trees and heathland, covering around 72 square miles. In the 1920’s, the first trees were planted to help increase the supply of timber following the World War One. The forest is a haven for plants and wildlife and offers a range of attractions and educational facilities.