What we look for in carers
The most important ingredient in a carer’s personality is that - to a child or young person - they feel like a ‘safe’ person. We all have different ways of being safe people but it is this message of safety that we give to others that will enable a child to begin to trust us.
What follows is also important:
- You have the time and the energy to commit to a child or young person. We require at least one carer at home full time. (The one exception to this is where you choose to be a respite carer ie you only look after children at certain times, for example, when their regular carers are on holiday).
- You are the sort of person who recovers quickly from setbacks and can learn from the many and varied experiences you are likely to have as a carer
- You have at least one spare bedroom. As long as one bedroom is free it doesn’t matter whether your home is a house or a flat, owned or rented
- You are prepared to work as part of a team – with other care professionals, with the school and with the birth parents, if necessary, to secure the best outcome for the child
- You are someone who will enjoy seeing a child or young person begin their journey towards a good future, and will go to a lot of trouble to keep them on track
If you live in the above areas or anywhere in the South East of England please click here for more information, call us on 01322 629 260 or request a call back.