Becoming a foster parent:
There are at any one time more than 65,000 children in the UK in the care system and as the population grows so does the number of children requiring foster homes. Choosing to become a foster parent and deciding to give something back to society can be a wonderful but often daunting experience with many people not knowing where to start. We have created a guide to address some of the most common questions asked by those who would like to become foster parents.
Who can become a foster parent?
How long does this take?
We do our best to process all applications as quickly as possible, usually in six months but more often between three to four months.
The training you will receive will include:
Safer Caring Including Preventing Allegations against the carers and adopters
Promoting Positive Behaviour
Attachment, Loss and Separation
Understanding Difference and Diversity
Working with children and Young People with Mental Health Issues, Special Needs including ADHD & Autism
Working with children and Young People who have been abused
Self-Harming and Sexualised Behaviour
Child Sexual Exploitation
Educational Needs of Children and Young People
Drugs and Alcohol Issues & Gang Culture
Core Sexual Health