Fostering Agencies in Barnet
Using our knowledge of the fostering agencies in the Borough, a social worker will:
- Carefully check your enquiry form;
- Identify the fostering agencies on our Database, that are recruiting foster carers in Barnet;
- 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.
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Factors to consider before deciding to foster
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. 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 biological parents of the foster child, as that might be a part of the job.
Barnet’s is recorded ‘La Barnette’ in 1248, meaning, ‘the land cleared by burning’, from Old English ‘bærnet’, Barnet Hill is said to be the hill in the nursery rhyme “The Grand Old Duke of York” and is the site of an ancient horse fair which is atributed to the rhyming slang of Barnet Fair or barnet for ‘hair’.
The Borough has two Grade I listed buildings, the Church of St Jude and the Free Church, both designed by architect, Edwin Lutyens and Barnet football club was formed in 1888.
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