Fostering in Dorset

Could you become a foster carer in Dorset?

Are you based in Dorset and are looking for a career where you can really make a difference? Have you considered fostering? We are always looking for foster carers in Dorset and would love for you to join us. Anybody is capable of making a positive difference to a child’s life; we need carers from all cultures and religions whether married, single or living with a partner as we try to match the child to their background as often as possible. If you match the following criteria, we’d love to hear from you: 

  • A spare bedroom & a driving license
  • Willingness to include the looked after child in your family home
  • Flexibility, resilience, optimism and a good sense of humour
  • Some experience of looking after children - either your own or somebody elses
  • Enthusiasm and commitment
  • Prepared to foster from a wide age range

Become a foster carer in Dorset

Call us: 0845 450 3519

(calls to this number cost 2p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge)

You can also Enquire Online.

Why choose Blue Sky Fostering?

When you become part of the Blue Sky team you will not only receive a friendly, supportive and professional service. You will also benefit from the following:

  • A competitive weekly foster carer allowance, per child
  • A minimum of 14 days paid holiday (respite) a year
  • Training in all aspects of looking after children in care giving you the tools to succeed
  • Regular phone calls and visits from your own social worker
  • Opportunities to meet with other Blue Sky foster carers Blue Sky events for you, your birth children and your foster child
  • Access to a social worker who knows about you and your placement 24 hours a day, every day of the year

“My Supervising Social Worker has always been there to give me support when needed and I cannot fault them in anyway.”

Your Journey

Choosing to become foster carers is a big decision for you and your family and we’re with you every step of the way.

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Drop in Event - Ringwood

Drop in to our office in Ringwood for an informal chat about fostering.

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Join our Dorset fostering team

Foster in Dorset and change a child’s life today. We hold regular Introduction to Fostering events to help those considering fostering get first-hand feedback on the challenges and achievements you will accomplish. Our nearest office to Dorset is in Ringwood; however we have foster carers all over Dorset who will be happy to meet with you in your preferred location. 

See which Introduction to Fostering events are being held near you.

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About Dorset

Dorset is a coastal county, boasting some of the best weather in the UK as well as scenery. There are a number of different landscapes to explore, ranging from rolling countryside to bustling towns like Bournemouth, Lyme Regis and Dorchester, award-winning beaches and the Jurassic Coast, England’s first natural World Heritage Site. 

It is an ideal place to foster children with unlimited activities and great connections to the rest of the South. Do something amazing; join our Dorset fostering team today and change a child’s life!