Become a Foster Carer

Supporting You to Change Lives

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Becoming a Foster Carer is one of the most rewarding things you can do in life. It provides you with an opportunity to make a meaningful, lasting difference in a young person’s life who may not have experienced a typical family environment.

“My Supervising Social Worker is always there for me and gives excellent support.”

— Cerys, A Blue Sky Foster Carer
foster mum and child

You have the potential to change the lives of young people who need a positive role model and give them a chance to enjoy their childhood. We’re here to support you whilst you welcome young people into your home.

Your Blue Sky Support

Here at Blue Sky, we offer you the support you need, when you need it. You will receive initial and ongoing training to enable you to give the best care possible to your young person. Everyone in your local Blue Sky team will support and help you. We offer a comprehensive, 24/7, out of hours service provided by our own, qualified, Supervising Social Workers who will know about you and the young people in your care.

You may need us a little, you may need us a lot, we’re always here to support you by providing:

  • Our Foster Carer ‘buddy’ system
  • Support Groups
  • Training in all aspects of fostering
  • Family outings and social events for everyone
  • Monthly support meetings

We tailor training to you, and give you the tools you need to change lives.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award

DofE Expedition

Blue Sky Fostering is the first Independent Fostering Agency to achieve the license to provide the Duke of Edinburgh award for our young people, including young people from your fostering family. The DofE programme gives young people the opportunity to develop the skills and attitudes they need to become more confident, independent adults. By supporting our young people through the DofE Award scheme, we are investing in their future.

 “In the process of completing the DofE Award, they learned many positive things about themselves and that they can do anything they put their minds to!” – Ed Thompson, Training & Participation Manager.

Become a Foster Carer and support them to achieve, like these young people…

“The skills I learnt on the Blue Sky Duke of Edinburgh Award prepared me for my future – I’ve just been offered my first job!” – Daniel, 18.

“Thanks to the belief of my Foster Carers I’m now studying at university.” – Sasha, 19.

Meet Our Founder!

Simon Lockyer
Founder & Director
Blue Sky Fostering was founded in 2005 by active Social Worker, Simon Lockyer. He has grown the agency from a modest office in Hampshire to becoming one of the leading independent fostering agencies in the south of England. Blue Sky is committed to providing Foster Carers with the support they need and has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted on four consecutive occasions.

Start your fostering journey. Enquire Today!

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