How do I become a foster carer?

Becoming a foster carer is an incredibly rewarding experience. Foster carers have the opportunity to make a life-changing difference to the lives of the children and young people they support. As foster carers look after vulnerable children in their own homes, it is essential that every potential foster carer is assessed on their suitability first.…

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Being self-employed as a foster carer

Foster carers are part of a professional team around the child they have in placement. This means foster carers will be required to attend meetings for their foster child and be readily available for social work visits. Therefore many carers, foster children as an alternative to employment as you must be available and responsible for…

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Can I adopt my foster child?

Fostering and adoption are very different, although people often confuse the two. What is foster care? Foster carers provide children with a safe place to stay when they cannot live in their own family home. They also facilitate and support visits and contact with the foster child’s own family. As a Foster parent you do…

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What training do you need to become a foster carer?

What training do you need to become a foster carer?

You’re thinking of starting your journey as a foster carer and giving a safe and welcoming home to a child in need. You might be wondering whether you’ve got the necessary skills, qualifications or training? This is a frequent worry for prospective foster carers. Reputable fostering agencies like Diagrama Fostering will offer you all the…

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What is foster care?

Foster care simply means caring for a child in your own home if they are unable to live with their own family. Foster care can be temporary or long-term. Foster parents do not assume parental responsibility for the children in their care. This is held by either their parent(s) or jointly with the local authority.…

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What do I need to become a foster carer?

Being a foster carer simply means caring for a child as part of your family. You do not need any qualifications to become a foster parent, and you will receive all necessary support and training. Basic requirements Foster carers must be over 21 years old and be a UK resident or have indefinite leave to…

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How to prepare for a foster child in your family

Children playing at home

When welcoming a new foster child to your family, one of the biggest aspects to consider is how your children will cope with sharing their home and their parents. Some children may feel anxious, jealous or insecure about having a new child in the house. Particularly one who may have a very different life experience…

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How much do foster carers get paid?

Fostering can be a very demanding job requiring you to be constantly available to nurture and provide support to children. Foster children may be experiencing upheaval, uncertainty and trauma in their lives. Once you are an approved Diagrama Foster carer, you will receive foster care pay. This foster care payment is for your time, care…

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