Who can foster a child UK
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Are you passionate about making a difference for children? Do you have energy and space in your life? Fostering could be for you.
Find out more below…
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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