Fostering in Plymouth?
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Information about fostering.
We provide comprehensive information about foster care and help you to reduce the risk of choosing the wrong fostering agency.
The right agency.
From your contact form, one of our social work experts will match you and your situation with the most suitable fostering agencies in Plymouth, on our UK Independent Agency Database.
Different types of fostering. Allowance, babies, children, teens, agency 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.
Be a foster carer – Find the right agency.
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 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. 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 job.
Did you know?
About Plymouth, Devon
Plymouth’s history can be traced back to the Bronze Age, Sarah Catherine Martin wrote the children’s rhyme Old Mother Hubbard in Yealmpton near Plymouth and Jacka’s bakery in Southside Street Plymouth dates back to 1588 and is the oldest working commercial bakery in the world.
The City of Plymouth was originally three separate towns untill 1914, Plymouth, East Stonehouse and Devonport and Charles Darwin left Plymouth Barbican on The Beagle in 1831.
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