Dorset | Fostering Children

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Fostering children in Dorset?

Want to find the right agencies in Dorset?

Not sure about what to do next?

What we do.

We provide comprehensive information about foster care and a free agency matching service to help you to reduce the risk of choosing the wrong fostering agency.

How we do it.

From your contact form, one of our social work experts will match you and your situation with the most suitable fostering agencies in Dorset, on our UK Independent Agency Database.

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There is a huge need for more Dorset foster carers. Interested people need to understand the assessment and approval process which involves 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’s 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.

Why use our free service?

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.

Let’s get together.

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!

Did you know?

About Dorset, Dorsetshire in the South West 
Abbotsbury has the oldest farmed flock of swans in the country, flying in Bournemouth, Charles Rolls, founder of Rolls Royce was the first British man to be killed in an aircraft crash and the ancient fortress at Maiden Castle near Dorchester, was occupied from around 3500BC.

Poole Harbour is the second largest natural harbour in the world, Sandbanks is probably the most expensive place to live in Europe and  the first post-Reformation Catholic church given royal permission was built in East Lulworth.

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Complete the enquiry form and contact us today – we help you to reduce the time and confusion finding the right foster care agency in Dorset and surrounding areas.

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