What is a foster carerFoster care is a special experience which provides the opportunity for someone to offer care and support for a vulnerable child or young adult. This takes place in the home of the carer and provides challenges for everyone involved.

Foster care is required for a variety of different reasons and can be a life changing moment for all involved. Unlike adoption, fostering remains the legal responsibility of the local authority and/or their birth parents. However, this in no way undermines the work that a foster carer carries out.

But what is a foster carer?

A foster carer is the person who offers a safe and caring home for children and young people who are unable to stay with their parents or guardians. The work foster carers do is truly amazing and all of our carers are fully committed to their role.

Our foster carers attend regular training sessions and are given support to help develop their skills so that they are able to meet the needs of anyone in their care. Not only do our foster carers take care of a foster child at home; but they also actively encourage children and young adults in other ways, such as supporting them at school as well as participating in sports and social clubs. 

Foster carers will have an aspiration to foster children and young people to make a positive difference to their lives and will possess the time and flexibility needed to provide the level of care required. Here at Fostering to Inspire we believe that fostering is all about building relationships with children and young adults while providing the best care possible for them. 

We are 100 percent committed to helping our foster carers support whoever they are looking after. . If you are interested in foster care, or are a foster carer yourself and would like to work with an experienced agency to help you, then we would be delighted to hear from you.