The first step to becoming a foster carer is to complete the enquiry form on our website.
Once this is received, a member of our fostering recruitment team will be in contact with you to arrange a suitable time to undergo a telephone interview. This is for us to understand more about you and your family, why you are interested in fostering and to explain the basic criteria for becoming a foster carer.
In order to become a foster carer, you will need to ensure that you have a spare bedroom in your house, are over the age of 21, and that you are medically fit to work.
But, by far the most important credential is your ability to listen, understand, and provide children and young people with a caring, stable environment.
This includes being enthusiastic with a positive attitude, respect for a child or young person’s individuality and diversity, and willingness to learn.
Once you fill out an enquiry form with us, a member of our recruitment team will contact you about your interest and take you through the requirements in more detail.