Live in West Yorkshire and thinking about fostering? - Contact your local authority first
Fostering for your local authority comes with a number of benefits. We have decades of experience, we offer you great levels of preparation, training and support and offer a competitive financial package.
We also offer a professional, friendly service to help you through the process from registration to placement and beyond. To hear first-hand from foster carers watch the video here, read some real life case studies and about the different types of fostering to see what would best suit you and your circumstances.
If you want to find out more… just click the contact us button above to get in touch with your local council. So many of our foster carers tell us that they wish they had gone in to fostering sooner, so don’t delay, get in touch today!
Why foster for your local authority?
Lots of children return home to their families, so foster carers need to be able to work with parents and other family members as well as professionals with responsibilities for our looked after children.
Why do children need fostering?
Types of fostering
Long term fostering - Long-term fostering provides placements for children and young people, often until they reach young adulthood, allowing a child to grow up in a safe, secure environment.
Other types of fostering - there are lots of different children needing different levels of support, requiring different skills sets from carers. These can range from looking after a child in an emergency, to caring for a young person just at weekends, to supporting a young mum with a baby and caring for children with varying levels of disabilities.
Who can foster?
The main things that we ask is that you have a spare bedroom for a foster child and that you don’t smoke if you want to foster a child under five.
We’re looking for more families who can offer care to kids, from babies to teenagers. Whatever your marital status, your sexuality, whether you’re young or old, rent or own your home… if you can offer a child a safe, secure home we’d love to hear from you.
You’re never on your own when you foster – there’s lots of support and training available.
Existing foster carers are happy to talk to you if you want to hear first hand what it’s like to foster, and with guidance from a council social worker this can help you to decide whether fostering is right for you and your family.
Already foster and wish to transfer
You do not need to inform your fostering provider that you have approached us for an initial discussion around transferring. There is nothing wrong with gaining as much information as possible before making a firm decision.
Did you know that Foster carers are more likely to have children placed with them with the local authority. Local authority carers have an average vacancy rate of 22% compared with an Independent Fostering Agency of 39%.
So - get in touch now.