Foster Care UK is an independent fostering agency with several offices and many talented and caring foster parents across the South East of England. We are looking for people across Sussex, London and Kent who are interested in becoming foster parents and providing much needed care for children and young people.
Our foster carers help to change the lives of children and young people across the South East who, for whatever reason, are no longer able to live with their family – something which can negatively impacts their development and progression through life if not properly supported.
A child may come into care for a variety of reasons, ranging from violence and abuse at home to the death or severe illness of their birth parents. Each situation is as unique as each child in care, as is the duration of their time in foster care; there are types of foster care to support any child.
When a child or young person is removed from their homes, the local authority must make a decision as to what happens to them next; whether they can return home or must be placed into foster care. This is where we step in. Foster Care UK are considered a professional authority in foster care who provide an exemplary fostering service. We are often approached to support local authorities in placing children in care.
Fostering in your local area means that your foster child can continue living in a familiar environment. This will mean that they can continue their education at the same school and stay in contact with their existing friends. Such continuity can make all the difference in the world when the rest of their lives are so tumultuous.
We currently provide training and support to hundreds of foster parents across the South East who are providing a range of different types of fostering services. At the same time we are providing many others with the skills and guidance they need to successfully complete the process of becoming a foster carer.
Foster Care UK offers the support you need to become a foster parent. From initial home visits and the Form F Assessment process, all the way to the fostering panel and the day you officially become a foster carer, our team will be there to help you.
You’ll have the opportunity to meet with existing carers and hear their fostering stories. You will also have your own supervising social worker and the backing of the Foster Care UK team to answer and questions you might have. Foster Care UK has the same resources as other large fostering agencies but without losing that special friendly and family atmosphere.
Almost anyone can be a foster carer. You marital status, whether you are LGBT, nor your race are factors, you don’t even need any previous parenting experience. The only age requirement is that you’re over 21 and you do need to be in good health. It is also essential that you have a spare bedroom so that any foster children in your care can have their own private space.
Do you want to find out more about becoming a foster parent? Maybe you have room in your heart and home for a parent and child placement? Either way we want you to consider and apply to join the team at Foster Care UK.