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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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How to choose the right fostering agency for you

If you’ve decided to become a foster carer and make a difference to a child in need of safety and security, then you probably already know that there are a wide range of fostering agencies out there in London, Kent, Surrey, and East Sussex. So, how do you choose the right foster care agency for…

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What is the process for becoming a foster carer?

If you’ve decided you want to provide a home to vulnerable children as a foster carer, you are probably wondering what the process will be, and what you should do first. Choose an agency You will first need to choose a fostering agency. You could be a foster carer for a local authority or an…

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

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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What types of foster care are there?

Foster care simply means you’ll be caring for children and young people when they are not able to live with their own families. Foster parents differ from adoptive parents because they do not take parental responsibility for the children in their care. However, there are different types of foster care, which we have set out…

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Demand for Foster Care placements continues to rise

The number of children needing foster care in England is estimated to rise by a third within the next decade and to meet this increase agencies need to prepare by increasing the number of carers who can give these children a home. Diagrama Fostering provides foster carers across south London and the Southeast and is…

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Diagrama Fostering launches Parent and Child Campaign

Parent and Child Fostering provides a helping hand to vulnerable parents to develop and learn the key skills needed to raise their children. Watch Diagrama’s Adoption and Fostering Team Manager Margaret Gardiner as she shares her story about her experience as a Parent and Child Foster Carer. If you are interested in Fostering with us…