Childhood is a crucial time in life when children learn about the world around them and learn about developing relationships, their identity and so much more. For many children, they have not had the care and nurturing they need, and foster carers can completely change their lives for the better.
There are thousands of children all over the UK who need a foster family. Bury Metropolitan Borough Council and its surrounding areas is one of the places we are currently recruiting foster carers in. You don’t need to have any specific qualifications, you just need to have some childcare experience and the motivation and time to look after a child.
In Bury Metropolitan Borough Council, short term fostering is a common type of foster placement. It refers to a shorter duration of stay in foster homes for children. Short term fostering can be for children who may move on to adoption, or those who are having problems in their family relationships, or children whose families cannot cope with their behavioural issues and need a break. Foster carers who are able to provide robust boundaries and guidance are well sought after.
Long term fostering is when a foster parent cares for a child until they reach independence. This is similar to adoption, but means that you retain the ongoing support throughout the young person’s childhood, which can be extremely helpful and even necessary for children who may have attachment issues or challenging behaviour.
Why UK Fostering?
UK Fostering not only offers carers extensive training, but also offers excellent levels of support. Our social workers make regular phone calls and home visits, we have a 24/7 out of hours service so that you can always speak to a social worker, an allowance to financially enable people to be able to foster and much more. If you would like to find out more, get in touch with us today – we’d love to hear from you.