Fostering in Poole

We are an Independent Fostering Agency looking for foster carers in Poole.

About us

Blue Sky Fostering is a leading independent fostering agency operating throughout the south of England. Established in 2005, Blue Sky Fostering was set up to address the shortage of 10,000 foster carers in the UK. Since the beginning we have always strived to provide an excellent level of service to all of our foster carers and looked after children offering 24/7 support and comprehensive ongoing training. We now have teams across the whole of the south of England including Dorset allowing us to provide a friendly, supportive and professional service at all times.

Click here to see if we have any Drop in fostering events near you.

Could you become a foster carer in Poole?

Are you looking for a career change where you can really make a difference? If so, you should give some serious thought to becoming a professional foster carer. We are always looking for foster carers in Poole. We need carers from all cultures and religions whether married, single or living with a partner. Our nearest office to Poole is in Ringwood; however we have foster carers all over Hampshire and Dorset who are supported by our local team. 

There are some boxes you must tick, such as:

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

If you tick all of these boxes then don't hesitate to contact us to find out more.

Blue Sky Fostering – A Preferred Provider

Blue Sky Fostering is a preferred provider and is on Tier One for all of the local authorities in this area. This means that the foster carers we put forward for fostering placements will be given priority over those put forward by fostering agencies on Tier Two or Tier Three.

We have been deemed 'Outstanding' by Ofsted on three consecutive occasions in 2008, 2011 and 2013!

At Blue Sky we recognise that fostering is a demanding and at times, exhausting, job. That's why when you join us we will ensure that you and the children you are looking after have all the support you need. We treat every single looked after child and fostering family as an individual and we seek to bring out the best in each person by providing outstanding care and support. Everything we do has the best interest of the looked after child at it's centre. We will equip you with the tools you need to do the same. 

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

“We receive a very high standard of support and professionalism from our Supervising Social Worker”

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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Our Team in Poole

We have a local team nearby delivering local training, support groups and social events. They are there to support you on every step of your journey with Blue Sky Fostering.

Interested in applying to foster with us?

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Next Steps

Call us today: 0845 450 3519 or Enquire Online

If you are not based in Poole, Blue Sky fostering also have teams in other regions across the South. Whether you are looking for fostering in Bouremouth, Bath, Weymouth, or Plymouth, contact us today to find out if our services cover your region.