Fostering in Catford
FosterCare UK is looking for foster parents in Catford. There are children and young people in your community who can benefit greatly from being part of your household. We have seen transformations take place, both with the children and young people in care and with the foster parents who open their hearts and homes to them.
Fostering in Catford begins with the local authority of the London Borough of Lewisham taking youngsters into care. At this point, the authorities must find a placement. Because of the increasing number of looked after kids, local authorities across the country have made arrangements with independent fostering agencies such as FosterCare UK to provide additional homes.
Since we opened our doors, we have been recruiting, training, and supporting foster parents in the South London area. We have a wonderful range of carers already and we are proud of the results we have in terms of young people staying in school longer and having more positive futures. This is a direct result of the teamwork of our expert staff and our skilful, compassionate carers. They are an unbeatable combination.
Anyone can foster if they have a spare bedroom, good health, and the patience, time, and energy to devote to the care and support of a foster placement. If you have experience as a caregiver, this can be an added bonus. However, experience is not essential. When you join our team, you will meet our existing carers and they are willing to share their experience with you and provide networking support for you during the process. You can be single or married, LGBT, male or female. There is no upper age limit, either.
To start your journey towards becoming a carer, make an enquiry to our local office. When the application process begins, a Form F assessment visit will take place, allowing us to get to know you, your home and your family. The main aspects the social worker is looking to see involve whether you can provide a spare room – and if you have a sense of humour and a caring nature. You also will have a health check and a DBS check.
Who will your placements be? There is no one type of young person that we can describe as typical. They are all unique. What we can tell you is that we often need homes for sibling groups. We also need homes for parent and child placements.
We have ongoing and comprehensive support, generous allowances, and a strong network of carers. From the beginning of the assessment process, a supervising social worker will assist you and guide you through all the steps. He or she will answer your questions and listen to any concerns you may have.
If you would like more information about fostering in Catford and wish to learn about the process and the benefits, contact us for a chat on 0844 800 1941, and we’ll happily answer any questions you may have. Alternatively, you can complete our online enquiry form, and a member of our team will call you back.