Fact: There are around 55,000 foster families in the UK


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Family Works Fostering estimates that over 65,000 children live with almost 55,000 foster families across the UK each day. A further 8,600 foster carers are needed to provide the supportive, stable and caring home for vulnerable children.

To become a foster carer with the us you need to have:

• The time and energy to invest in a child or young person.

• Flexibility, patience and understanding.

• A bedroom for the exclusive use of the foster child.

Many people can become foster carers:

• you can be married, co-habiting, single or divorced.

• Couples will need to arrange their working hours so that one carer can be available full time.

• Single foster carers will need to be at home full-time, or have flexible, part-time employment.

• You may be a home owner or a tenant.

• We welcome applications from all ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds.

If you are considering fostering or know someone that is please contact us by calling +44 1702 59 77 97 or sending an email to info@fw-fostering.co.uk