Become a Foster Carer

I can’t drive, can I foster?

Fostering is such an interesting and diverse career and we know that only you will know what it’s like to live with your foster child or young person day in, day out. Because of your specialist knowledge of them, we (and they) need you to attend routine planning meetings and so forth. Meetings are not always held near to your home and it is essential you can get them easily. In addition to this, there are times when children need to be transported to school, medical appointments, clubs and to have contact with their family. Again, the venues may not be easily accessible by public transport. For these reasons, we think it is important the main carer is able to drive and has access to a car. Talk with us about this if it raises issues for you.

I can’t drive, can I foster?

Fostering is such an interesting and diverse career and we know that only you will know what it’s like to live with your foster child or young person day in, day out. Because of your specialist knowledge of them, we (and they) need you to attend routine planning meetings and so forth. Meetings are not always held near to your home and it is essential you can get them easily. In addition to this, there are times when children need to be transported to school, medical appointments, clubs and to have contact with their family. Again, the venues may not be easily accessible by public transport. For these reasons, we think it is important the main carer is able to drive and has access to a car. Talk with us about this if it raises issues for you.