Orange Grove: Northampton

Fostering in Northampton

Could you be a foster carer? If you’re in Northampton, are 21 or over and have a spare room then fostering might be for you. Our carers come from all backgrounds and age groups – the most important thing is your ability to care for and nurture a child.

What are the requirements to foster in Northampton?

All our carers in Northampton must be a British citizen (or have indefinite leave to remain), have a spare room and be 21 or older. Of course, it’s important that you are patient, understanding and committed to helping children. You do need a certain level of fitness that allows for day-to-day activities like playing games or collecting children from school.

Many people rule themselves out of fostering unnecessarily. For instance, you can foster whether you are single, married or divorced. Foster carers can be of almost any age and male or female. You can also foster if you have no children, young children or grown-up children or are a single parent.

It doesn’t matter if you are employed or unemployed, as long as you have enough time to look after children in your care.

Pauline and Derek’s fostering journey

Foster Carers, Pauline and Derek share their fostering journey with Orange Grove and why caring for a sibling group of five was the best thing they’ve ever done.

“My first placement was a family of five and I’m telling you now, it was the most rewarding thing we’ve ever done!”

Want advice about fostering?

We’d be delighted to answer any questions you may have about fostering and becoming a foster carer. You can call us, email or fill in our quick online form.

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Open Day | Meet & Greet

13th Nov - 10am - 6pm (Meet & Greet: 11am - 3pm)

Orange Grove, London and Essex Office

First Floor, 5 Willow Grove, Chislehurst, BR7 5BN

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Meet our Northampton team

Our Northampton team are here to help, whether you’re new to fostering and have questions, or are a foster carer and need advice, guidance or support.

Brigitte

Registered Manager

Erica

Supervising Social Worker

Helen

Supervising Social Worker

Natalie

Family Support Worker

“Carers benefit from comprehensive support and training that equip them to care for children and young people well”

Latest News

Summer Kitchen Project Launch

We’re encouraging children to grow and cook with their own fruit and vegetables “It was a great pleasure and privilege to be at the event and to meet the wonderful people who are doing great things for the children” Together with Fosterplus, our Milton Keynes team have launched a brand new campaign to encourage children to […]

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Latest News

Kenya’s Fostering Story

“It’s these small things that make you realise that everything you are doing as a family is completely worthwhile” Kenya shares what’s it’s like being part of a family who fosters and having four more brothers and sisters.  Kenya, now 23, was 17 years old when her family welcomed foster children into their home. Her […]

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