Your Role

Fostering is fun and an enormously rewarding career but can be challenging at times - we will support you every step of the way.

Role of a foster carer

As a foster carer, you will be required to fulfil responsibilities. Here are a few of the most important parts of your role.

Provide a warm and safe family environment in your home

Promote attendance at school and encourage achievement

Be consistent and fair in order to build trust and mutual respect

Encourage contact with birth families (where permitted)

Attend training and support groups to develop your career and fostering skills

Meet regularly with your Social Worker to plan your foster child’s development

Provide accurate written records, ensuring relevant information is passed on

Give the child or young person the opportunity to develop outside interests or hobbies

Prepare for a move away from care, either back to birth parents or to independent living

Have fun and enjoy a rewarding career

You can make a difference

Fostering takes time, commitment and patience, but is often fun and enormously rewarding. You will, of course have lots of support and help along the way.

What is the role of a foster carer

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