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Fostering in Reading

Find out about the children needing fostering in Reading, Berkshire. If you live in Reading and are thinking of fostering, we would very much like to hear from you.

Fostering in Reading

The Reading children who need fostering

In Reading, the children who need fostering are predominantly:

  • Sibling groups of younger children
  • Children age 9+ who need short term placements
  • Children age 9+ who need long term/ permanent placements
  • Teenagers who need to remain with foster carers until they reach independence
  • Children who have mild and moderate level learning difficulties
  • Children who have more complex disabilities
  • Parent and Child Placements (Usually mother and new baby)

Becoming an fp.c foster carer in Reading

We are currently working to ensure that there are  sufficient foster carers in the Reading to meet the need of every Reading child who needs a foster placement. This is an important goal because local placement allows children to continue at existing schools, retain contact to friends and family and in the longer run it can facilitate arrangements for a child to return to their family where this is the right plan for the child. There is currently a very significant short fall of foster carers, or all kinds, in Reading.

If you live in Reading or nearby and are thinking of fostering we would very much like to hear from you. 

How our Reading Foster carers are supported

Join our fostering service to succeed. Our foster carers succeed because their skills and commitment are underpinned by the very high level of support that we provide and due to the care that we take to ensure that the right children are matched with them.

Our Reading based foster carers are able to attend foster carer support groups and training at Theale and Bracknell     

As one of our foster carers, you will have access to a full range of support services. If you decide to join our team, you will be working with an agency that has consistently been accredited as a "Outstanding" by OFSTED.

Our work with Reading Borough Council and neighbouring local Authorities

Our fostering agency is an accredited Tier 1 provider of foster placements for Reading Borough Council  and all of the Berkshire Unitary Authorities and neighbouring local authorities.  We have been providing foster carers for Reading children for over 16 years. Our Tier 1 status means that Reading and all of neighbouring Berkshire unitary authorities refers children to us first whenever a foster placement is needed for a Reading child. This means that if you live in or near Reading and decide to foster with our agency, you are likely to be kept very busy.  

    Start your journey

    Fill in the form below to request a call back with one of our friendly foster carer recruitment advisers or to be sent a fostering information pack. You can also give us a call on (01993) 706925 or if you need more information, see our page on considering fostering.

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    Bracknell - Drop In Information Meeting 24th April 2018

    Drop In for coffee and an informal chat with one of our friendly fostering recruitment advisers on Tuesday 24th April 2018 at 12pm. Get answers to your questions about fostering with fp.c..

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