Every day 55,000 foster families across the UK are giving 65,000 fostered children and young people a loving, secure and stable home but there’s a lot of misleading information about becoming a foster carer that may stop some from even looking at it.
- You can rent or own your property and you don’t have to be married or in a relationship to foster
- You can work full time and still foster
- Your sexual orientation isn’t relevant
- Your ethnicity isn’t relevant
There’s two important first things though – you must be over 21 years old and have a spare bedroom.
Currently in Wrexham we have 120 foster families looking after 149 children, but we need more families to come forward. Even with the current circumstances, we are still recruiting foster carers, using digital methods and meeting virtually to discuss applications.
Foster carers are vital in ensuring that children, who for whatever reason have to go into care, are properly looked after and their welfare and needs are properly met. So it’s important that we look at the person first and foremost before we decide if fostering is right for you and right for the child.
You’ll receive an allowance to cover the costs of raising a child (including for clothing, food and transport).
You’ll also have a network of support, advice, guidance and training at your disposal and there’s social activities arranged (currently virtual due to coronavirus) to help you stay in touch.
All foster carers receive a Max Card, providing access to discounts on lots of activities (at participating venues across the UK and currently limited due to coronavirus).
Are you the person we are looking for? If you are interested in safeguarding a young person then take the step now and get more details.
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01978 295316.DOWNLOAD THE NHS APP