Fostering - Can I be a foster parent?
All sorts of people are able to ask to be assessed as foster carers:-
- Employed / unemployed / retired
- Couples / single people
- With or without children
- From all ethnic backgrounds or religions
- Home owners or tenants
We are looking for people who have time, patience and flexibility. You will also need to have space in your home and a willingness to work closely with the Social Work Department. If you have any specific queries – maybe health issues or at sometime in the past you have been charged with offences, you can discuss these with a social worker at an early stage.
People who have been charged and / or convicted of offences against children will not be assessed as potential carers.
Fostering & Adoption Team
PO Box 6770