Who Can A Child?
Who can foster a child UK

Foster Care Birmingham West Midlands

We Welcome Applications...

Are you passionate about making a difference for children? Do you have energy and space in your life? Fostering could be for you. 

Here at Ikon Fostering, we value diversity as this promotes new ways of thinking and a greater understanding between individuals. We fully welcome foster carer applications from people from diverse backgrounds

Find out more below…

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Are you suitable to foster a child or young person?

With every potential foster carer we will do an in-depth assessment. There is no ‘perfect’ person we look for…If you are a healthy, energetic, capable, patient person and can see the potential in people who have not had the opportunities they deserve then you may be able to foster with us.

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A diverse agency

All sorts of people can foster, whatever their relationship status, sexual orientation, cultural background or religious beliefs.

Ikon Fostering welcomes applicants and carers from all walks of life, including: 

  • Single people
  • Couples (married and unmarried)
  • Same-sex couples
  • Homeowners and non-homeowners
  • Employed or un-employed
  • Parents and non-parents
 
For some, fostering is a decision taken because they feel they have room in their lives for a child, while others may find fostering enhances their existing family. Some of our carers already have experience working with children, while others don’t. In any case, fostering provides the chance to make a huge difference to a child’s life. By far, the most important credentials are your ability to listen, understand, and be able to provide a caring, stable environment for a child or young person.
 

If you’re considering becoming a foster carer, you’ll need: 

  • Enthusiasm, a positive outlook and empathy.
  • A spare room in your home.
  • A flexible approach and willingness to work as a team.
  • Respect for individuality and diversity.
  • Willingness to learn from your own and other people’s experiences and to attend regular training.

Other things needed:

  • Aged over 21
  • Fulltime UK residency or permission to remain in the UK
  • A nuturing home environment
  • A spare bedroom
  • Good availability for fostering child
  • Good flexibility 
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What can you offer a foster child?

No formal qualifications are required however your life experiences will have given you certain skills that may help in looking after and nurturing a child. There is no ‘perfect’ person we look for.

Many foster children lack the positive family experience that most children have, but all it takes is one Foster Parent to make that difference.

If you are a healthy, energetic, capable, patient person and can see the potential in people who have not had the opportunities they deserve then you can probably foster with us.

 

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Start your fostering journey with Ikon Fostering

Dedicated and Supportive

We place young people and children with foster carers across the UK, including: Walsall, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Bilston, Aldridge, Lichfield, Tamworth, Telford, Birmingham, Coventry, Stafford, Warwick, Worcester, Brierley Hill, Stourbridge, the West Midlands, Staffordshire, Shropshire, surrounding areas and many other parts of the UK.

To find out more get in touch…

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"Sincere and genuine. Very efficient and honest in my opinion. Makes it easier to do the demanding job that is fostering when you have people on your side that let you get on with it."
Fostering Agency Walsall
Alan Ranganathan
Foster Carer
"A very caring service with great staff. Nice family feel to the agency."
Fostering Agency West Midlands
George McCloud
Foster Carer
"Ikon Fostering were nothing but professional and polite people - Helped me with all my enquires about adoption and starting the adoption process especially with being a younger person of a single status. Very impressed and would recommend to anyone."
Fostering Service Walsall
Leonie Moore
Foster Carer & Parent