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Why Foster?

If you’re looking to make a real difference to children and young people's lives, foster care may be the right path for you.

If you’re looking for a life changing experience and want to make a real difference to young children’s lives, foster care may be the right path for you. Learn about some of the best reasons to foster and why you should foster with FosterCare UK.

Reasons to foster

There are a number of reasons why people choose to become a foster carer, including:

  • To give children and young people a stable family environment
  • To help local children and families who may be having a difficult time.
  • To support children and young people to achieve positive outcomes
  • To help biological families stay together in the long term
  • To make a real difference to the lives of others

If you’re already thinking about fostering, you already have some of the characteristics that would be essential for a foster carer. A desire to help change children and young people’s lives should be at the heart of the reasons to foster a child Personal attributes such as patience and understanding are important, as you may be put in challenging situations that will require you to be calm.

If you believe you have these characteristics, find out about the fostering requirements – as there are certain requirements that you’ll need to meet in order to begin your application to become a foster carer.

Why are children taken into foster care

There are multiple reasons why a child may be taken into foster care by social services. However, some of the most common reasons include:

  • Family dysfunction.
  • Family in acute stress.
  • Absent parenting.
  • Parent's illness or disability.

Why foster with FosterCare UK

Each year, the demand increases for new foster carers. By becoming a part of the FosterCare UK family and starting your fostering journey with us, you'll be making a difference to children's lives and promoting a happy, healthy environment that leads to bright and positive outcomes. We'll guide you through every step of your journey.

Learn more about why you should foster with FosterCare UK, or get in touch with a member of our friendly team today for more information.

Ways to

Our team of friendly fostering advisors are on hand to answer any questions you may have. We can offer you honest and practical advice that can help you decide if becoming a foster carer is right for you.

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You can contact us by phone and speak to our fostering advisors who are available to talk to you about becoming a foster carer.

0844 800 1941

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You can contact us by completing our online form and our fostering advisors will respond to your queries within 24 hours.

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