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I Decided To Become a Long Term Foster Carer, Will You?

What helps you decide? When I first became a foster carer with Fostering UK, I really thought that I would only want to care for children short term, probably because I am a bit older, and my children had grown up. My assessing social worker talked me through the...

The Basics About Parent And Child Foster Placements 

Foster carers make up a vital part of the care system and without them, lots of children and young people wouldn’t have a safe and secure place to stay. As you may know, children enter the care system when they’re unable to live with their birth parents or family...

Fostering Is Always International Happiness At Work Week

I never realised how important happiness at work was until I became a foster carer. Although I would not really class my role as a foster carer as ‘work’, because it is so much more than that. Many of my friends talk about how finding satisfaction and happiness in...

6 Common Misconceptions About Fostering & Foster Care

Although the fostering community here in the UK is huge and there are tens of thousands of children currently living with a foster parent, there is still a major shortage of foster carers. The demand for foster homes is continually increasing and the care system needs...

Understanding The Basics About Fostering Payments In The UK

There are so many advantages to becoming a foster carer and when you welcome a disadvantaged child or young person into your home, you will have such a significant impact on their life. Being a foster carer is incredibly rewarding and if you have a spare bedroom, it...