We understand that becoming a foster carer is a life changing experience for you and your family so as part of our team, we offer support in many ways. From your initial training, we move on to offer you bespoke training to support the children in your care. We offer a comprehensive out of hours service provided by our own, qualified, supervising social workers who will know about you and your foster child(ren). During office hours, everyone in your local Blue Sky team will support and help you.
We all need help at some point, so, If you wish, during your assessment, we can ‘buddy’ you with one of our experienced foster carers living near to you. Your ‘buddy’ will support you and enable you to experience life as a foster carer. They will be there to answer any questions you may have and will remain your ‘buddy’ for as long as you wish – even after you become a fully- fledged foster carer! They will still be part of your local support network.
Every region has local Support Groups; a regular chance for you to get together with other Blue Sky foster carers living near you and there are lots of Blue Sky events arranged for you, for your family and for the children and young people in your care. You are never lonely when you foster with Blue Sky!