Right now there are many children across the North West and the Midlands who need a foster family.
At Family Care, we have opportunities for those who are new to fostering or have experience and want to transfer. Our foster carers benefit from 24/7 phone support, in-house therapists, child support workers, and a competitive fostering allowance.
Make an enquiry today for more information!
The application process to become a foster carer is very in-depth, and includes background checks and references.
However, these are the basic requirements to apply in the UK:
You must have a spare bedroom
You must be over 21 years old (there is no upper age limit)
British Citizenship or indefinite leave to remain in the UK
You do not need any qualifications or experience. Full training will be provided free of charge and you will receive 24/7 support.
You can become a foster carer regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity or faith. What is most important is what you can offer a young person.
From when you submit your application, it usually takes around 3-months to complete checks and obtain your registration.
The process to become a foster carer usually takes about 4-months to complete.
During that time we will carry out checks, ask for personal and employment references, and you will have to complete a medical as part of the assessment.
The map below shows the different stages of the process.
We usually find the best starting point is a friendly chat with a member of the fostering team.
Once you’ve made an enquiry, we will send you an information pack and answer any questions you may have. There is so much to think about when it comes to fostering, which is why a phone call is usually best.
You can speak with a fostering advisor today by calling 0800 5 677 677. Or complete the short enquiry form below and a member of the team will get in touch.
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A member of our fostering team will contact you within the next 2-3 days.
If you would like to speak with us straight away, please call 0800 5 677677 and we will be happy to help!