Factors to consider – fostering children
Before deciding to become a foster carer there are a few things that should be considered. Along with the training and support provided by fostering agencies, you should also check if you have a personal support system with friends and family that can support you under stressful situations as all foster children are not the same and as a foster carer, you may have to tackle difficult situations.
According to your family and personal circumstances, the age group of foster kids needs to be considered. The needs of children vary based on their age and understanding which is why you should be prepared to be flexible.
Flexibility to work with social workers is important as they 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.
How Simply Fostering can help
Our aim is to encourage people to consider fostering and to streamline the process of application. Our social work experts will match you and your situation with the most suitable fostering agencies in Hillingdon, from our UK Agency Database. The process to fostering can take as little as 4 months.
Using our knowledge of agencies in Hillingdon, a social worker will carefully check your situation;
Identify the fostering agencies on our Database, that are recruiting foster carers in Hillingdon;
Match your details with the agencies with vacancies, then forward your details to those fostering agencies;
Request that the most suitable fostering agencies contact you within three working days.
Save yourself time and frustration and give yourself the best possible start on your foster carer journey by completing our eligibility quiz and using our free agency matching service.