Could You Foster?

icanfoster Foster Carers

 

icanfoster are seeking inspirational people who want to use their talents, skills and abilities to become professional foster carers.

There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ foster carer.  Like the children we work with, each icanfoster foster carer is unique.  What you will have in common with the team and your co-workers is a passionate desire to change a child’s life for the good, to help others less fortunate and a wish to share your life with a child in need of a stable, loving home life.

 

What is fostering?

Basically, fostering is looking after a child, who through no fault of their own, is in a position where no one from their family can safely look after them.  Foster children have a wide range of ages, personalities and interests.  We need as diverse a range of foster carers as possible to be able to provide these children with a safe and loving home.

 

What types of foster care is needed?

icanfoster foster carers provide a wide range of care to children of all ages:

  • Long term fostering
  • Short term fostering
  • Emergency fostering
  • Mother and baby assessment care
  • Children with disability fostering
  • Respite care

 

How do I become an icanfoster foster carer?

Some people are more suited to fostering than others, but there is no typical foster carer.  You will need to be of good character and have a home with a spare room, so why not give us a call on 07786 551711 for a brief non-committal chat about what is required to become an icanfoster foster carer.

Qualities that will help you would be; confidence, a willingness to learn, an ability to listen, bucket loads of patience, empathy, a sense of humour and a wish to help children where others have failed.

 

Is it difficult to join icanfoster?

Nothing worthwhile is easy, but our team, backed up by our Administration Support Unit (ASU), will make it as simple and straightforward as possible.  You will need a medical, then attend some training courses and be assessed by one of our Social Workers.  Together you decide whether fostering is the right choice for you.

 

Will I get paid?

icanfoster will pay a generous salary and allowances once you start caring for children.  You also get to share the ‘warm fuzzy feeling’ that the icanfoster team get by helping children.

Take a look below to see how you could take the first steps to being a foster carer.

If you would like more information on becoming a foster carer and joining our team please contact us.