Fostering in Norfolk

Fostering in Norfolk?
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We provide comprehensive information about foster care and help you to reduce the risk of choosing the wrong fostering agency.

Different Fostering Agencies.

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.

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.

Factors to consider before deciding to foster in Norfolk
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 foster agencies, you should also check if you have a personal support system with friends and family that can support you going 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.

Is fostering for you? Finding the right Norfolk agency.
To find out if you are eligible to foster and to take the next step towards a career as a foster carer,  free agency matching service by completing our eligibility check, and get fostering right first time!

One of our social work experts will match you and your situation with the most suitable fostering agencies in Norfolk, on our UK Independent Agency Database, based on your details and the agency support.

Fostering Statistics: East of England

Total Children in Care, East of England 2020
Foster Care Placements, East of England 2020

The following statistics are from the total number of children in care in the East of England, and not exclusively those in Foster Care.

Children with disability : 230
3%
Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers : 580
9%
Popular Placement Types: Vary in this area.

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Did you Know - Norfolk?

Norfolk has its own words for lots of its wildlife, such as jaspers for wasps, dodmans are snails, ants are pishamires, ladybirds are bishy barney bees.

The county’s word for money is kewter. Norfolk has one thousand five hundred and twenty seven hours of sunshine each year.

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