Fostering in Oldham
Taking the decision to foster a child through an Oldham foster care agency can be one of the most enriching and rewarding experience imaginable. Oldham’s vibrant and diverse community means that young people from all walks of life and circumstances are seeking secure, warm and loving placements.
There is a very high demand for caring foster parents in the area, with over four hundred children requiring the stability that fostering provides. Fostering services range from placement for a few days right through to long-term homes for years.
What qualities do foster carers need?
While fostering can be challenging, it also brings as many rewards and benefits for foster parents as for the children in placement. Foster carers come from a wide range of backgrounds and situations, but all are united by the common desire to transform the lives of young people through consistent, loving and secure support. There are very few established criteria for who can foster, and couples, single parents, home-makers and professionals all provide outstanding support by fostering in Oldham.
Gaining the right support to become a foster parent
When it comes to gaining the right skills, support and information to become a foster carer, it’s important to partner with a reputable Oldham foster care agency. Care 4 Children is a privately-owned fostering agency dedicated to supporting people from all walks of life to become confident foster carers who can give children a happy, warm and successful placement. As a small agency, we are able to provide a very personal service to our carers, guiding them through each step of the process.
As a number of our team have themselves been foster carers, we understand the challenges and emotions this rewarding life choice can bring. Because of this, we give our fosterers 24/7 support, respite, excellent weekly remuneration and an ongoing commitment to creating successful placements that work for both the young person and the carer.
For more information regarding becoming a foster carer in the Oldham area, call our friendly team today and we will be happy to help.