Fostering - What skills will I require?
Specific qualifications are not necessary but you should be prepared to take on the challenge of caring for a child who may have certain problems. Although we are not necessarily looking for people who have had children of their own, foster carers do need to understand the needs of children and it is likely that you will have been involved with children in some way.
People who foster for us say that a good sense of humour is essential and you will need to be able to sensitively tackle a variety of issues.
Above all, an interest in children, enthusiasm and a good level of energy are essential.
We will provide you with full training and support to help equip you for the role.
Fostering & Adoption Team
PO Box 6770