Interested in Becoming a Foster Carer?
Most potential carers understand that fostering can sometimes be difficult and challenging. However, they also believe that the rewards are worth it… and they’re right.
Becoming a foster carer can be a hugely fulfilling experience because you have the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable children and young people. From a personal and emotional point of view, it can be extremely rewarding to see a young person stabilise, grow and thrive in your care. Whether it be a short- or long-term placement, carers have the opportunity to provide a safe, nurturing home to a young person during a difficult period in their life. We want foster children to feel like one of the family, growing in confidence and self-esteem whilst in your care. Together, we aim to help them achieve their potential in life.
Simply put, not many jobs are more important or come with greater job satisfaction. In addition, recognition of the important part that foster carers play, fostering also comes with financial rewards and benefits to help you in the role you perform.
“On any one day there are 54,000 children living in foster care in the UK. Estimates show there is a shortage of 10,000 foster carers.”
Who can Foster?
Underneath the calm exterior, the people who join our agency are people like you and me whose main objective is caring for and supporting the needs of a child or young person.
We provide training and support 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Our carers are trained and supported to care for vulnerable children in your local area.
Could this be you?
What do you need to Foster a child?
As a fostering agency we believe in building local communities of Foster Carers who we can look after, work closely with and who can support one another.
Our carers tell us that working with FSG is a great experience and that the personal touch and support we provide makes such a difference.
If you have:
- A spare room
- A real interest in children
- Time to care for vulnerable children
- Good support networks
- An ability to work with professionals
You could be just who we are looking for!
- Whether you have your own children or not
- If you are single, married or living with a partner
- If you are in or out of work
- Whether you live in your own home or rent
- Whatever your race, religion or sexuality.
Start your application...
Speak to our friendly and knowledgeable team for more information or to begin your journey to becoming a foster carer. Simply complete the form or give us a call and we’ll be in touch.