Tag: Foster Carer Surrey

Become a foster carer in 2020

Become a foster carer in 2020

It’s the start of a new decade, a new era and perhaps now it’s time for you to act on those thoughts about becoming a foster carer. With over 8,500 foster families needed across the UK over the next year (source: The Fostering Network), your application to become a foster carer in South London and Surrey can truly help to…

Are you inspired to become a foster carer?

Are you inspired to become a foster carer?

One of the main things we hear when people apply to become a foster carer is the inspiration that led them to call us in the first place. If you’ve been thinking about fostering, then take a look at some of the inspiration behind why some of our carers made the move. There’s many different reasons and we hope these…

Become a foster carer in 2019

Become a foster carer in 2019

In the UK, around 8,000 foster carers are needed. This is 1,000 more than 2017. Which is why we’re reaching out to potential carers to get in touch about becoming a foster carer in 2019. While it may be one of the most challenging things you’ll do – it’s also one of the most rewarding as you make a positive impact…

Fostering Teenagers in Kent and Surrey

Fostering Teenagers in Kent and Surrey

In Kent and Surrey, there are many teenagers needing foster placements. If you are over the age of 23, have a spare room and space in your heart, you may just be what we’re looking for. You must be able to offer a range of skills to become a good foster carer; being mindful, empathetic, and understanding. Communication is key…

Fostering a Parent and Child in Kent and Surrey

Fostering a Parent and Child in Kent and Surrey

A type of placement that tends to be less heard of compared to others such as young children and teenagers, is parent and child. This is when a young parent is fostered alongside their baby. What is important to understand when fostering a parent and child is that you need to become a role model and teach them how to…

Siblings separated in foster care

Siblings separated in foster care

Around 2,000 children are living without their siblings, despite their care plan saying they should be kept together, according to a report by the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme*. Last year, the Fostering Network reported that 86 per cent of fostering services had told them they had a need for more foster carers for sibling groups*. A big issue with why…

Why become a foster carer in Sutton?

In Sutton, we are working closely with families who are able to foster, helping us to care for the growing population of vulnerable children in the area. There are various types of foster placements – short-term and long-term, respite, and parent and child. Foster care is needed for children of all ages; babies, toddlers, children under 10 and teenagers. At OwnLife…