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Become A Foster Carer!
What is fostering?
Fostering offers children and young people a caring, stable family life when they are unable to live with their birth family at a point in time. Fostering is when a child is placed in an alternative family who are able to meet their needs. Foster carers provide stability, security and a positive family life for vulnerable children.
Children come into care from diverse backgrounds, cultural settings and with different abilities. Children and young people are looked after for a variety of reasons. The term ‘looked after’ is used to specify that the local authority is providing accommodation for children and young people. Foster carers provide a room in their home that a child can call their own.
Who can foster?
Caring Hearts Fostering is committed to the recruitment of carers who share the agency’s goal of delivering exceptional standards of care for children and young people.
Caring Hearts Fostering will provide prospective foster carers with information in regards to fostering and the process in becoming a foster carer. We are ready to respond to any concerns or questions you may have.
Where an enquiry is taken forward, a detailed information pack will be sent out to you. Following receipt of the information pack, if you decide to continue the process.
Transfer to us
If you are a current foster carer with an existing agency and are thinking about transferring get in contact with our team and we will provide you with advice and explain the procedure outlined in the ‘transfer of foster carers protocol England’.
Transferring to Caring Hearts Fostering will be easy and without disruption to the children placed in your care. Following the transfer protocol and in agreement with the local authority we will ease your transfer to us along with the children placed in your care. You will receive the same level of payment, expenses and service to support children in your care.
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