Is It Possible to Foster as a Single Person?
Friday, June 14, 2019
Whether you are ready to foster now or interested in learning more about fostering in Hammersmith and Fulham you can find out everything you need to know here and by getting in touch with us. Fostering can be hugely rewarding, by choosing, or considering to foster in Hammersmith and Fulham you can be building life changing experiences for you and children in the Hammersmith and Fulham area who need fostering.
As with most locations around the UK there is a shortfall in foster carers in Hammersmith and Fulham compared with the number of children needing foster carers. There are distinct advantages in matching local foster carers with children, and as such we are keen to increase the number of foster carers in Hammersmith and Fulham that can provide foster care for local children. There are many younger children and teenagers in Hammersmith and Fulham that are in need of a safe environment where they feel comfortable and cared for. If you believe that you can provide this we’d love to hear from you.
There are a variety of ages of children who require fostering in Hammersmith and Fulham. There are also variations in how long you may be fostering a child for. If you decide that fostering in Hammersmith and Fulham is right for you and you meet the criteria, the types of matches you might expect are;
Children may require different lengths of foster care depending on their individual circumstances. Children may need short term fostering in Hammersmith and Fulham which may be for a temporary period until they can return to their parental home or relatives. This may be anywhere from a few weeks to several months. At the other end of the spectrum long term fostering in Hammersmith and Fulham may mean foster carers look after children until they are grown up.
Our foster carers in Hammersmith and Fulham have an excellent level of success and most have been with us for many years. Whilst fostering can be both challenging and rewarding we will make sure that you are in safe hands, offering you support when you need it and helping you to commit only when you’re fully informed and feel ready to do so. As an agency fp.c has consistently been accredited as an 'Outstanding' or 'Good' Fostering Service Provider by OFSTED.
We pride ourselves in the care we take in matching children with foster carers in Hammersmith and Fulham and we believe that this is at the heart of the success our foster carers and children enjoy.
We are driven by the goal of ensuring that there are sufficient Hammersmith and Fulham based foster carers to provide local placements for children in Hammersmith and Fulham allowing children to continue their education at their current schools and to retain relationships with friends and family without upheaval. For the longer term this can help facilitate arrangements for a child to return to their family where this is the right plan for the child.
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- Beccy & MichaelView Case Study
It is important to feel supported in all stages of foster caring. Whether that’s at the early stage of considering fostering, or whether you’ve been a long term foster carer in Hammersmith and Fulham just wanting to discuss experiences with peers and other carers. We set out to make learning about fostering an enjoyable experience, enabling you to make fully informed decisions about whether fostering will be right for you.
As an fp.c foster carer in Hammersmith and Fulham you will be receive a high level of support. As well as being able to attend foster carer support groups and training at various locations in or near to Hammersmith and Fulham. Our Hammersmith and Fulham foster carers are supported by locally based staff.
As one of our foster carers, you will have access to a full range of support services including:
Funding and financials
Training and resources
If you decide to join our team, you will be working with an agency that has consistently been accredited as an 'Outstanding' or 'Good' Fostering Service Provider by OFSTED.
Our fostering agency is an accredited Tier 1 provider of foster placements for Hammersmith and Fulham Council and several neighbouring local authorities. We are also accredited as preferred providers of foster placements for the wider group of local authorities. We have been providing foster carers for Hammersmith and Fulham children for several years. Our Tier 1 status means that Hammersmith and Fulham refers children to us first whenever a foster placement is needed for a Hammersmith and Fulham child. This means that if you live in or near Hammersmith and Fulham and decide to foster with our agency, you are likely to be kept very busy.
If you live in Hammersmith and Fulham and are thinking of fostering, we would really like to hear from you. Thank you for your interest in our Hammersmith and Fulham fostering service
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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