Thinking of becoming a foster carer?
That’s great! Whatever your background, faith, status, education level or personal situation, we’ll be delighted to chat with you and help you join our fantastic team of foster carers. Our advice will always be professional, considered and realistic. The training we offer will always be relevant, interesting, up to date and, where possible, delivered at a venue local to you. You will receive comprehensive support day and night throughout the year to enable you provide the best care.
Who can become a foster carer?
We are always looking for foster carers from different backgrounds; couples - whether married or living together - with or without children, single people, same-sex couples and divorced people. We prefer to place children with foster carers who reflect their own background so we need carers from all cultures and religions.
Your skills and life experience will be invaluable resources during your foster caring career. Sometimes, you may not realise you have the qualities needed to foster, but you will be surprised how every day life has equipped you with transferrable skills. If you:
- Are patient
- Have a sense of humour
- Are optimistic and enthusiastic
- Have a flexible approach
- Have a genuine wish to make a positive difference to a child or young person’s life
We’d love to chat with you.
What you need
- A spare bedroom
- The capacity to include your foster child as part of your family
- To be prepared to care for children and young people of all ages
- Experience of looking after or working with children
Your next move
Please, browse through our website. It has masses of information about Blue Sky and what it’s really like to be a foster carer, then give us a call on 0845 450 3519 or enquire online. We will always answer your questions about fostering, no matter how big or small you may think they are.
Sue and Steve live near the coast. Steve works as mental health nurse, Sue was the manager of a care home before giving up work to be a foster carer. They have two teenage daughters and a menagerie of pets. Steve’s mum lives with them in an annexe attached to their four bedroomed rented home.