Every child arriving at a new foster carer with Family Works Fostering will receive a handbook. This will hopefully answer any questions you have and make you feel less worried. Whether you’re a foster child or foster carer, you’re never alone when adapting to your new life.
We have two versions that cater for all the children and young people we help care for but they are not restricted.
Find out everything you need to know about joining a foster family. From advice and rules to things to look forward to, it’s all here. So you’ll always have the help you need.
As well as including the basic information from the 6–10 year-olds’ guide, your guide will also help you prepare for independence and make more of your own decisions.
With the help of these guides, your foster family will understand what to expect and how to behave.
We hope you find the guide helpful but if you are still unsure or have any questions you can ask your foster carer or social worker. Like you have a social worker, your foster carer will also have a social worker and you can also speak to them too.