Fostering in Plymouth
Could you take in a child or young person in Plymouth?
If you are based in Plymouth and are thinking about fostering children and young people, Blue Sky Fostering can help. We are always on the lookout for people who want to provide foster care in Plymouth and we always ensure we place children and young people with supportive foster carers that are an encouraging, positive influence in their lives.
We pride ourselves on our commitment to putting the looked after children and young people’s needs first and finding foster carers who will provide them with a stable and secure setting. We realise that each foster child is an individual and we take the time to get to know them so that we can find the perfect foster carers for them. Fostering is a truly life changing and uplifting experience. You have the power to make a difference in someone’s life by applying for fostering in Plymouth and the surrounding areas now.
Are you eligible to provide foster care in Plymouth
We are happy to receive applications from a diverse range of people of all ages and walks of life as we feel the most important thing is that you have the ability and skills to look after a vulnerable child and give them a home where they will feel safe, happy and secure. If you are considering fostering in Plymouth then take a look and see if you match the fostering criteria below:
- 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
If you feel you meet the criteria above then please contact us and start fostering in Plymouth today!
So what next?
If you have found that you meet the criteria and are interested in fostering in Plymouth or would just like some more information on fostering in Plymouth, please contact us today.
Call us today: 0845 450 3519 or Enquire Online
(calls to this number cost 2p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge)
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
- A FULFILLING CAREER WHERE YOU CAN MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE TO YOUNG PEOPLE'S LIVES
“I have found the training to be both informative and enjoyable. It has always been delivered in a relaxed and structured form, which makes people feel comfortable and valued.”
Choosing to become foster carers is a big decision for you and your family and we’re with you every step of the way.Find out more
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Your team in Devon
Your local team is based in Ivybridge. From here, they offer local training, support groups and social events. They are there to support you on every step of your journey with Blue Sky Fostering.
Do you think you could foster in Ivybridge?
Plymouth is known as ‘Britain’s Ocean City’ due to its rich seafaring heritage, beautiful waterfront and natural harbour. Plymouth is the perfect place to foster children as it has such a diverse amount of family attractions and activities. Its close proximity to the countryside and interesting history make it a great place to entertain and educate foster children. Some of Plymouths amazing attractions are detailed below:
Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary
This sanctuary rescues monkies who haven't had the best start in life. There's currently over 30 primates, including Capuchin Monkeys, Woolly Monkeys and Barbary Macaques. Once you've met the residents, explore the wildlife gardens and the bat zone.
This natural harbour is in the heart of Plymouth, with views across the Plymouth Sound. From there you can visit Smeaton's Tower Lighthouse, take a dip in the art-deco style Grade II listed Tinside Lido or explore the 17th Century Royal Citadel.
Dartmoor Zoological Park
The inspiration behind the movie 'We Bought a Zoo'. It's 33 acres are home a variety of species including big cats, bears, birds, snakes and frogs. There's daily talks and feeds on, making this a fun and educational day out for you and your foster child.