Fostering in Isle of Wight

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One of our social work experts will match you and your situation with the most suitable fostering agencies in Isle of Wight, on our UK Independent Agency Database.

Babies, children, teens, Agencies advice?

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.

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To be a foster carer you will need to have:

  • The time and energy to invest in a child or young person
  • A bedroom for the exclusive use of the foster child
  • Couples will need to arrange their working hours so that one carer can be available full time
  • Single carers will need to be at home full-time or have flexible employment
  • A full UK driving licence or have excellent transport links

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 fostering quiz, and get fostering right first time!

Fostering Statistics: South East

Total Children in Care, SE 2020
Foster Care Placements, SE 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 : 420
4%
Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers : 1040
10%
Popular Placement Types: Vary in this area.

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Did you Know - Isle of Wight?

Wight is from the Saxon ‘wiht’ and used to describe a creature or living being, the first Cowes Regatta was held in 1812 and is the world’s biggest international yachting event and Parkhurst Forest was recorded in the Doomsday Book as a royal hunting forest.

The remains of the locally found, Yaverlandia dynosaur is on display at the Geology Museum at Sandown and is the only specimen in the world.

Samuel London at the time, possibly the world’s biggest man, died in 1844 is buried in Binstead, it is England’s smallest county during high tide, and in 1770, Parkhurst was the first place in Britain to try the Poor law system, Parkhurst is now the famous high security prison.

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