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We provide comprehensive information about foster care and help you to reduce the risk of choosing the wrong fostering agency.
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From your contact form, one of our social work experts will match you and your situation with the most suitable fostering agencies in Northampton, on our UK Independent Agency Database.
Different types of fostering, Allowance, babies, children, 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.
Northampton Fostering agency – Fostering career.
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 enquiry form, and get fostering right first time!
Careers in fostering UK
There is a huge need for foster carers. Those who would like to become a foster carer need to understand that there would be an assessment of family background, communication skills, ability to understand the needs of the children and their development, and the flexibility to attend training sessions and various meetings.
Short term, long term, emergency fostering, remand fostering, specialised therapeutic fostering are all different types of fostering in the UK. Depending on personal skills and other circumstances, the fostering agency Fostering Panel will decide which types of placements the foster carer can look after. It may only take four months for the entire assessment process to be completed.
Did you know?
About Northampton, Northamptonshire
The Geddington Feast festival from the 13th century, involved tying a live squirrel to the Eleanor Cross and stoning it to death, Northampton was one of the last counties in the UK to execute people for witchcraft and John Bayles was a Northampton button maker, who was reported to be 130 years old when he died on the 4th April 1706.
One of the lucky charms of Northamptonshire is the “Lucky bone,” a T shaped cross taken from the skull of a sheep, a Northampton folklore says the droppings of a pigeon would be a cure baldness.