0800 035 6499

Fostering can be an incredibly rewarding career. With a spare bedroom, and the ability to provide a nurturing and safe home, you could have a truly life-changing impact on the future of a young person.

“Thanks to the belief of my Foster Carers I’m now studying at university.”

Sasha, 19

We are looking for potential Foster Carers who share a passion for giving young people the best start in life. Foster Carers are from all walks of life, no matter what your marital status is, or your sexual orientation, religious beliefs or if you have your own children.

 

Paving the way for a brighter future with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

DofE Expedition

Blue Sky Fostering is the first Independent Fostering Agency to achieve the license to provide the Duke of Edinburgh’s award for our young people, including young people from your fostering family. The DofE programme gives young people the opportunity to develop the skills and attitudes they need to become more confident, independent adults. By supporting our young people through their DofE Award, we are investing in their future.

 “In the process of completing the DofE Award, they learned many positive things about themselves and that they can do anything they put their minds to!” – Ed Thompson, Training & Participation Manager.

Become a Foster Carer and support them to achieve, like these young people…

“The skills I learnt on the Blue Sky Duke of Edinburgh Award prepared me for my future – I’ve just been offered my first job!” – Daniel, 18.

“Thanks to the belief of my Foster Carers I’m now studying at university.” – Sasha, 19.

 

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

 

Help young people like Jake & Theo

Jake and TheoThere are so many young people like Jake & Theo that need a caring home to grow and develop. For some young people, their only other option is residential care. With your help, they could not only avoid that but thrive and gain all the tools they need for future independence. You could help them learn valuable life skills, start attending school, get an apprenticeship, manage their behaviours and even more.

Blue Sky will be with you every step of the way on your fostering journey. We will give you the tools you need to succeed in making a difference in these young people’s lives. To find out more about becoming a Foster Carer, fill in our enquiry form below or call us on 0800 035 6499 for more information.

 

Change lives through fostering

Simon Lockyer

Founder & Director

Blue Sky Fostering was founded in 2005 by active Social Worker, Simon Lockyer. He has grown the agency from a modest office in Hampshire to becoming one of the leading independent fostering agencies in the south of England. Blue Sky is committed to providing Foster Carers with the support they need and has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted on four consecutive occasions.

Why Choose Blue Sky?

You have the drive and commitment to change lives, we’ll provide the practical support to help you achieve that. Foster with us, and receive the following:

Support

Support

We’re here by your side with unrivalled support, available 24/7 throughout the year
Career

Career

Enjoy a rewarding career whilst changing the futures of local young people
Income

Income

You will receive a competitive weekly fostering allowance, plus tax exemption & tax relief
Training

Training

Comprehensive, ongoing training will enable you to take on the challenges & success of fostering
Community

Community

Attend social events, support groups and fun activities as part of our fostering family
Holiday

Holiday

To successfully look after others, you need to look after yourself, paid respite helps you recharge