Understanding Foster Care Requirements

With so many vulnerable children in the care system, there is a huge need for foster carers in the UK. Foster carers can positively impact the lives of young people, giving them the safe environment, confidence and support needed to smoothly transition into...

What A New Foster Placement Looks Like

The initial days and weeks of a child being placed can be described as daunting, overwhelming or like ‘a deer in headlights’ moment. This is where having a good relationship with an experienced and knowledgeable supervising social worker can really help a foster carer...

An Example Profile Of A Foster Carer

Foster Carer Profile Gill is a 54-year-old Black British woman of Caribbean descent. Gill is a single foster carer who is currently a foster carer for an Independent Fostering Agency. Gill has had two children (sibling group of 2, brother and sister aged 13 and 8,...

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...