Do I need a spare room?
Yes, to foster you need at least one spare room.
Can I foster if I’m single?
Yes, children come from all types of families and therefore we need lots of different types of carers for them. You can be single, a couple, same sex couple, of any background or culture, live with extended family (as long as they understand they would also have to be involved in the process).
Can I foster if I’m in full or part time employment?
Yes, children come from all types of families and therefore we need lots of different types of carers for them. We provide services to enable carers who work to access training and other support.
Do I need a driving licence?
It helps to be able to transport a child with ease and convenience, transporting children to school and contacts is a requirement of being a foster carer. So whilst not being able to drive won’t preclude you, you would need to think how you would manage.
Can I have pets?
Yes, but in some cases certain pets may pose too much of a risk, this is looked at in the initial stages.
Can I choose which age and sex of child I foster?
Yes, but the wider your approval, the more children you are likely to have placed and the lesser any gaps between placements.
Is there lots of Training?
There is some training during the process to becoming a foster carer, but you dont need any training before this. We try and make training fun and informative, so that people enjoy it as well as develop their skills