Become a Foster Carer

Young Persons Q&A

These are a selection of questions we have been asked, if you don’t get the answer you need, make sure to let us know

How often will I get to see my friends and family?

We all know how important friends and family are and how being away from them is tough. Blue Sky will work with your carers and your social worker to come up with the best plan for how this will work. You might not always agree with this plan and if you don’t, it’s time to speak up about it. Talk to your carers, Blue Sky or your social worker. You have a right to talk to your social worker whenever you need to. If you do not have a phone, ask your foster carer and they will help you to get in touch with your social worker.

What are the rules of the house?

Every house has rules. They are there to let everyone know how to keep safe and happy in the home. If you are not happy with the rules, talk them over with your foster carer or let Blue Sky know. We will work together to find a solution.

How much pocket money will I get each week?

Ask your foster carers how much you will get each week. Your carers will also save some money each month for you. This money will be given to you when you are 18 as it will help you with some of the things you may need when you are an adult

How do I get hold of someone if I need to speak to them if I don’t have a mobile phone?

If you need to speak to someone at Blue Sky or your social worker, then let your carers know (you don’t have to explain why) and they will help make sure you can do this. If you want to speak to friends or family then do the same and they will see if they can help you.

What is Respite?

Sometimes your carers might be going away somewhere and it’s not appropriate for you to go. At a time like this, you will hear the word “respite” said. This means you will go and stay with someone else, until your carers get back. It might be someone else in the family, another foster carer or a friend. Blue Sky will get your opinion and try to find the best place for you.

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