We thought we’d gather together a few reasons why foster carers chose the career path to give you insight into this important keyworker role.

After last year, many people have started to have thoughts about their current job and circumstances which has led them to search for a role with meaning. People have placed a lot more focus on supporting local when it comes to shopping and activities. But that’s not all, people have felt drawn towards supporting their local community as a whole.

Being a foster carer means you can contribute more widely across your community and help it grow. This role will mean you help a child achieve for themselves and the wider community.

So, what other reasons are there to step into this keyworker role and become a professional foster carer?

  1. All children deserve good opportunities and as a foster carer you can help raise their expectations, build their confidence and self-esteem, and help them go on to achieve. Inspire a child to achieve the best they can in life with your support and encouragement.
  2. Make a difference in a child or young person’s life. Help them to grow by making them feel safe and give them the opportunity to learn to trust again, feel part of a family, and become successful adults.
  3. Provide support and nurture children so that they can have a stable routine in their life to go to school, make friends, do sports or art. A foster carer helps a child grow into the young person they were destined to be through promoting education and learning and celebrating success.

Transfer your skills

It doesn’t matter what path in life your career has taken, you could have the skills that can support and help a young person develop.

We have a lot of foster carers whose life skills are ideal to help children in foster care. A range of knowledge and experience can help a child to achieve.

If you think this is the professional career for you and that you could help give a young child the best opportunity to develop in life, give us a call on 020 8313 3304 or complete our online contact form.

We’re recruiting for foster carers in BexleyBromleyMertonLambethSuttonGreenwichLewisham and Southwark.

Become a foster carer with OwnLife Fostering. 

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