Fostering in Burnley
Burnley in Lancashire is situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, under the imposing peak of Pendle Hill. It was once a wealthy mill town but has now fallen to the status of being one of the poorest towns in the country. Unemployment is high, average income is low and there are many challenges for poorer families living in the area.
Burnley is in need of more foster families to care for children that have come from difficult family backgrounds. These children end up in care through no fault of their own and may have been neglected, traumatised or at risk. They need love, care and attention to guide them through their childhood and adolescence to become stable, responsible adults. Being a foster parent is challenging, but also incredibly rewarding.
Individuals who are interested in becoming foster carers can find out more through a Burnley fostering agency. The main requirements are that you need to be over the age of 25, have a spare bedroom in your house, be in full health with a clean CRB and have an understanding attitude. If you are interested in fostering in Burnley, do contact us at Burnley foster care agency, Care 4 Children, to find out more about this fulfilling role. We are a small agency, with a friendly team who will be there to guide you in your fostering role.
As a foster carer you will receive financial support to cover all the basic costs of child rearing, such as for food and clothing, pocket money or money for school trips. You will also receive initial training and ongoing support so that you will never feel alone if a difficult situation arises.