There are many reasons why you should be thinking about fostering - most importantly, you can transform a disadvantaged child's life by offering them a home and support. You can even start a new and worthwhile career, learning new skills and making new relationships, all whilst being paid to do so.
Foster Parents have a unique opportunity to make a real difference to a child's life, supporting them on a daily basis and working hard to help them achieve their personal best.
Thousands of children enter the care system across the UK every year due to a number of reasons, usually out of their control. This could be down to family bereavement, illness, problems at home or a situation where the child's safety and welfare has been compromised. Many have experienced neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse meaning that they need extra support and specialised care to help them overcome a number of personal and behavioural issues that they may suffer with.
Every child's story is different, which inevitably plays a huge part in the child's day-to-day behaviour. Their life experiences can cause each child and young person to react differently or express their feelings in ways which can be difficult and challenging to deal with. Some may be aggressive, reject your care, throw tantrums or even abscond. Some can be withdrawn while others may have attachment issues.
Our Foster Parents will work with childcare experts and a team of professionals to enable them to provide the highest standard of care which is unique and tailored to the needs of the child. Ultimately, Foster Parents are there to offer a child a temporary home, sense of security, love and positive upbringing.
Fostering can be a rewarding and life-changing career giving you the opportunity to work from home with children who are in need of love and support. This means it is also possible to combine fostering with caring for your own children. In addition to the training and 24/7 support you will receive from us, all Foster Parents receive a weekly allowance which will help to cover the cost of looking after a child as well as a fee for the work you do.
More and more Foster Parents are needed across the UK so that children can live with a loving family in their local area. It is vital that children are matched to families that are beneficial to them in terms of location, lifestyle, culture and language, etc. By the Bridge with Cambian ensures that children that are referred to us are carefully matched to an appropriate family who can provide them with the correct care and support.
For more information, contact us here, or call 0800 644 6230 to speak to our experienced team.