Fostering children in Somerset?
Want to foster children – Find the right fostering agency?
Take the next step in the fostering process?
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 foster agency.
From your contact form, one of our social work experts will match you and your situation with the most suitable fostering agencies in Somerset, 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. Although agencies have similar expectations, it’s important that you have a clear understanding from the start.
To be a foster carer you will need to have:
• The time and energy to invest in a child or young person
• A bedroom for the exclusive use of the foster child
• Couples will need to arrange their working hours so that one carer can be available full time
• Single carers will need to be at home full-time or have flexible employment
• A full UK driving licence or have excellent transport links
Be a foster carer – Find the right agency, support, allowances.
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!
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Contacting us will help you to find the local agencies in Somerset to choose from with vacancies, on our Simply Fostering Database.
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Did you know?
Somerset is England’s seventh biggest county and the Old English word from which Somerset is derived meant “people living at or dependent on Somerton” and St Culbone’s Church near Porlock is the smallest church in Britain.
There are more than 400 villages in Somerset, the ashes of poet T.S. Elliot are buried in East Coker church and the largest performing arts festival in the world, Glastonbury was launched by dairy farmer, Michael Eavis in 1970.
Taunton was the first town in the country to be permanently lit by electric street lighting in 1881, there are over 400 different varieties of apple grown in Somerset and the first recorded vaccination in the world was carried out at Yetminster near Yeovil in 1774.