Why Foster ?
If you are looking for a career that allows you to make a big difference to young children’s lives, foster care may be the right path for you. Its a chance to make a real difference to a child or young person’s life. Fostering can be about the big things; like helping a young person choose the right college or developing their independent skills – but it can also be about the little things; like helping a child with homework or making them feel better about themselves with positive words.
Amazingly rewarding & genuinely life changing
Watching a child grow in your care – what could be more rewarding? You can help a child or young person in countless ways, by making them feel safe, secure and nurtured and play that vital role in helping create a stable confident grown-up
Fostering is one of the most varied, challenging and rewarding things you can do
Foster carers are child care experts working with a team of other professionals providing children with the highest standard of care. Alongside this professionalism, they offer these children love, warmth and a positive experience of family life.
There is nothing quite like fostering if you want to work with children. Working from home, it’s possible to combine fostering with caring for your own children, or to combine fostering and other work, depending on the age and needs of the children in your care. There are many different types of fostering and each foster carer chooses what is right for them and their family.
What you can expect as an Ikon foster carer
We are told regularly from our carers that our support and training is one of the things that sets us apart. Our foster carers follow an annual training calendar. Sessions cover the essentials, like safeguarding, child development, attachment and peadiatric first aid as well as Safer care and Medicines administration. We also run specialist training – to help explain some of the issues young people deal with; like bullying on social media and gang culture. You’ll get ideas, resources and tools to help you.
Regular support groups
Giving you the chance to get together and meet people doing the same amazing job. We have a “buddy system” where new foster carers get paired up with more experienced ones. Our fostering team will also make sure your opinions are listened to.
Fees and allowances that let you focus on fostering
A financially strong career- at Ikon we are proud to reward our foster carers with some of the best rates in the industry. Ikon Foster carers enjoy the variety and challenge that comes with making a real difference. A generous allowance will be made available to you for everything a child in your care needs to be happy and healthy.
Making happy memories
Making happy memories is so crucial to us all. We organise fun days out during term time holidays, giving you and the children in your carer the chance to experience something different.
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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