Fostering

What’s the foster care assessment process like?

What’s the foster care assessment process like?

It’s important we have the right people for the role of professional foster carer, that’s why the recruitment process can potentially take around three months. This thorough process is vital for the safety of the children and young people that come into foster care – through no fault of their own. So, for those considering applying to become a foster…

What’s your inspiration for becoming a foster carer?

What’s your inspiration for becoming a foster carer?

With over 65,000 children living with almost 55,000 foster families across the UK each day. And, around 30,000 more children come into care over the course of 12 months, the sector is always looking for people to take on the role of foster carer as a profession. To help confirm your passion to become a foster carer, we recently caught up…

Want to be a superhero? Become a foster carer

Want to be a superhero? Become a foster carer

During these exceptional times some things don’t change, foster carers are still needed and much in demand. In our experience, we’re seeing an increasing number of young people coming into care. Unfortunately, in some cases this is due to families which may have been in crisis pre-lockdown which have since broken down, because of this we need even more foster carers…

Ongoing training for foster carers

Ongoing training for foster carers

Training is an essential part of the support programme we provide to all our foster carers. Training is at the core of being a foster carer so that carers continue to be informed of the latest guidance. We provide new skills through training and ongoing professional development through regular workshops. We generally hold these workshops face to face as it’s…

Recruitment of foster carers continues at OwnLife

Recruitment of foster carers continues at OwnLife

Recruitment of foster carers continues at OwnLife If you are looking to become a foster carer or transfer fostering agencies, OwnLife Fostering is still able to progress applications for foster care during these unprecedented times due to coronavirus. Just like many businesses and other fostering services, we’ve been following government guidelines regarding the workplace and all employees are settled in…

Would you like to work from home?

Would you like to work from home?

Have you thought about building a career for yourself, but always worried about having to work on your own with no support? If you’ve ever considered becoming a foster carer, you’ll not only be able to work from home, you’ll also have a great network to draw on with our OwnLife support team. Children and young people are the reason for everything that we…

Can I foster and continue other work?

Can I foster and continue other work?

There’s no doubt about it, being a foster carer is a demanding, sometimes stressful role. But one question we come across is, whether you can continue your current job or career and be a foster carer? As far as our agency is concerned, we feel it’s best that at least one foster carer from a fostering household is at home…