Your gift of time could make a huge difference to the life of a local child.
Whether it be for two days, two weeks, two months or even two years, your time and flexibility can have a big impact on the lives of children in care.
Foster Carers look after children when they are unable to live with their own families. This can be anything from a few days to a few years. Fostering can involve looking after children of all ages, from babies to teenagers and beyond their 18th birthday. You can choose a preferred age range to suit your family, but this should be as wide as possible.
Fostering with The Children’s Centre Family Placement Services gives you the chance to help local children by providing a stable, secure environment which enables them to stay in their local area and go to their local school. With support and training on your doorstep, and an experienced team nearby that you can trust to be there every step of the way, why not join over 50 local families who already foster with us?
To provide a professional fostering service, where carers are valued and supported in offering a warm, caring and nurturing environment, conducive to enhancing self-belief, emotional development and growth for children in their care.
Statement of purpose
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Types of fostering
Looking after children (aged 0-18+) with the aim of returning the children to their birth families. If the child cannot return home, Foster Carers can help children move onto a new adoptive family, foster family or become their long term foster family and support them into adulthood.
Offer support to full time Foster Carers to give them a break and provide an extended family for the child. They can also offer a safe place for a child to stay in an emergency or for a short period to help a family.
Provide regular weekend overnight visits and holidays for a disabled child (aged 5-19) for many years. The children live at home with their family.