Fostering FAQs

These are but a few common questions that we have been asked over the years. If there is anything that is not answered in the information supplied on this website please do not hesitate to contact us.

Is there an age limit for fostering?

There is no upper age limit for fostering, but you need to be fit enough to care for the children. Younger people need to be mature enough to cope with the responsibility.

Can foster children share a bedroom with other children?

Foster children must have their own bedrooms. The only time foster children are allowed to share a room is if they are same-sex siblings and if the carer is approved for this and has the space.

I am a single, can I still foster?

you don’t have to be married to foster. You don’t even have to be part of a couple! Single people can and do make great foster carers. To us it’s not your marital status that is important but your ability and skills to meet a child or young person’s needs.

We are a religious family; will this affect our application to foster?

It does not matter what your religion is and this should not affect your application to foster. Children should be placed with foster families that can meet their needs, including religious needs.

What age will the children be?

The children can be any age from 0-18. It is better if you can take as wider an age range as possible as we are more likely to be able to place a child with you.

What is the difference between Family Works Fostering and Local Authority Fostering?

We will offer you higher levels of support with more frequent visits from your supervising social worker, high-quality training both face to face and E-learning, higher rates of allowances, and 24-hour telephone support from our social workers.

More questions?

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you have.