What Do I Need To Become A Foster Carer?
There aren’t many complex requirements to become a foster carer. You need be committed to fostering full-time and assess you employment situation. You don’t need to own your own house however, you must have a spare bedroom.
If you have the energy, commitment and resilience to look after a child in your home, you could make a massive difference in a young person’s life.
You will need at least one spare bedroom. This is a legal requirement as they will need to have their own space and privacy while living with you. The spare bedroom must be large enough to accommodate a bed, double wardrobe, study desk and chest of drawers.
Your accommodation can be owned or rented, being furnished to a good standard and comfortable. There should be sufficient communal space to spend time as a family within your home.
To commit to fostering full-time
Ideally, we would like at least one person to commit full time to fostering, there are cases where it may be possible to continue working but this depends on your individual circumstances. Speak to us to find out more.
Single / Couples
We welcome single applicants as well as couples. If you are single, it is important that you have a good support network. Some people choose to foster after they have raised a family others like to foster alongside raising their own.
Unemployment / Employment
You can be looking for work or in employment. Many people choose fostering after looking for a career change or being made redundant. Fostering is a great option for those that would like to work from home.
Find out more about the process of becoming a foster carer. Call us now on 0800 012 4004