HOW TO BECOME A FOSTER CARER
In England year ending 31 March 2021, 80850 children and young people were in the care of local authorities at any one time, with 71% placed in foster care (including relatives/friends fostering placements). This is the highest level to date.
There is an ever-growing national shortage of foster carers for particular groups of children including siblings, teenagers, children with disabilities, black and ethnic minority children and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.
If you are interested in fostering but not sure where to start, it’s best to find out as much as possible about what is involved in fostering, the assessment process and the training and support available to you. This is where Fosterline can help!
Fosterline is a free, confidential helpline provided by FosterTalk on behalf of the Department for Education, offering advice on fostering issues where you will find lots of advice and information to help you, including a mapping facility to find a fostering service in your area.
Would you like to know what fostering involves, how long it takes to become a carer or what training and support you’ll receive? We can help. Simply call Fosterline on 0800 040 7675 from 9am-5 pm, Monday to Friday. Calling outside of office hours? Leave a message and an advisor will call you back the next working day.
Training for pre-approval Foster Carers.
Our market leading training course, Journey 2 Foster, can help carers to face the realities and rewards of fostering and equip them with the essential carer skills and knowledge. Find out more here
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