Fostering in Cornwall

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Have you ever thought about a rewarding career as a foster carer? Would you like to make a difference in someone’s life? Is this the moment you decide to take the first step?

Simply Fostering provides the only qualified, independent support information and free agency matching service to people interested in foster caring in the UK.

We have been helping to reduce the confusion and stress by matching people’s skills and experience with the right fostering agencies since 2005 and have helped over a thousand potential foster carers to start their fostering careers.

Information and agency choice.
We provide comprehensive information about foster care and help you to reduce the risk of choosing the wrong fostering agency.

The right fostering agency.
From your information, one of our social work experts will match you and your situation with the most suitable fostering agencies in Cornwall, on our UK Independent Agency Database.

Different types of foster caring.
Just like people, Fostering Agencies are not all the same. They have different support, allowances, quality of training, and access to respite care and support groups. Not all agencies foster babies, some prefer to look after teenagers, some agencies expect you to be at home full time, others are happy if you have another job. Although agencies have similar expectations, it’s important that you have a clear understanding from the start.

Some factors to consider.
Before deciding to become a foster carer there are a few things that should be considered. Along with the training and support provided by the fostering agencies, you need to know you have a sound and reliable support network of friends and family who can help if stressful situations arise.

As well as making sure you are matched with the right age and gender of foster kids, you will need to be flexible and able to work with social workers who should visit on a regular basis. Foster carers need to be comfortable communicating with the biological parents of the foster child, as that might be a part of the job.

Is it time for a change?
Do you want to make a positive change in your life? Do you want to experience the satisfaction of keeping children from more harm and seeing them settle down and start thriving?

Then become a foster carer and feel the sense of fulfillment that doing something worthwhile brings, and be the person who can make a difference in a child’s life.

Free agency matching service.
To find out more and to take the next step towards a career as a foster carer, use our no obligation, free agency matching service by completing our online eligibility quiz, and get fostering right first time!

Fostering Statistics: South West

Total Children in Care, SW 2020
Foster Care Placements, SW 2020

The following statistics are from the total number of children in care in the South West and not exclusively those in Foster Care.

Children with disability : 220
4%
Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers : 240
4%
Popular Placement Types: Vary in this area.

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Did you Know - Cornwall?

Cornwall is an older nation than England and one of the oldest Duchies in Europe and ‘Kernewek‘, the Cornish dialect was almost extinct by the late 1700’s but as there are now around two thousand regular speakers, it has been recognised by the Government as an official minority language. 1,200 years ago, Cornish was spoken by 40,000 people and could be heard as far as Exeter.

The Eden Project in Cornwall is the largest greenhouse in the world and Cornwall welcomes on average 4.5 million tourists a year and Cornish fishermen can catch over forty different types of fish, more varieties than everywhere in Britain. No one goes to prison in Cornwall because there isn’t one, the only prison, Bodmin Jail, closed in 1922.

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