We welcome applications from everyone, including those with a disability or health condition. We'll simply need to speak to you more about your disability and how you manage it, so we can understand whether you'll be able to fulfil the role.
Having a disability or health condition isn't necessarily a barrier to becoming a foster parent. We treat every application on its own individual merits, so you have every chance of being approved. We'll just need to consider whether you'll be able to meet the demands of caring for children and young people in foster care, such as the school-run, play, and taking them to clubs and appointments.
Another key consideration for us is that the physical demands of being a foster parent won’t compromise your own health and wellbeing. It’s important that we both get this right.
During the fostering assessment process, we’ll discuss all of this together in some detail so the whole process is open and transparent from the start. And as with all our foster parents, we’ll ask you to have a medical assessment with your own GP.
Through everything, the important thing to know is that we’re an inclusive fostering agency and will do everything we can to support your application.
October 10 2023
Kathy's Fostering Story
Retired teacher, Kathy, shares her fostering journey so far and how she feels privileged to be able to continue to make a difference in the lives of young people.
October 2 2023
Annette's Fostering Story
Over a 15-year fostering career, Annette has supported more than 20 children and became a 'Special Guardian' for three of them.
May 22 2023
Kem and Eric's Story
Kem and Eric have been fostering for over 13 years. In our latest campaign, we hear from the couple and some of the young people whose lives have been touched by this extraordinary family.
March 28 2023
Debbie's Fostering Story
Meet the foster mum who has provided a home for life for the young people in her care...
September 27 2022
Sarah's Fostering Journey
Sarah shares how empty nest syndrome was the motivation she needed to become a foster parent and the incredible journey she's been on ever since.
Ready to start your fostering journey?
One of our team is available to talk to you over the phone to answer any of your fostering queries.
You can get in touch by filling out our online enquiry form with any queries that you may have.
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