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Could I foster?

Foster carers come from a variety of backgrounds.  We are looking for people who have time, patience and flexibility.  To be considered you must have a spare bedroom and be over the age of 21.  People  who have been charged and/or convicted of offences against children will not be considered.

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Children needing foster care come from different backgrounds and have a variety of needs. To meet these needs we are looking for people with the following qualities so we can offer the best experience to a child.

  • Commitment and enthusiasm for looking after children
  • A desire to make a child's life better
  • Being able to deal with challenging and difficult behaviour
  • An ability to try to understand a child who has been abused or neglected as well as a parent who is unable to look after their child
  • A sense of humour
  • The ability to work with professionals

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