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The right Shropshire 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 Shropshire, 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.
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!
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 the job.
Did you know?
Although there is the gravestone of Ebenezer Scrooge in the graveyard of St Chad’s Church in Shrewsbury, it is a prop left over from the 1984 movie ‘A Christmas Carol’, which was filmed in the local area. Shropshire Blue cheese is not made locally, it is actually from Inverness and was renamed as a marketing ploy.
The world’s oldest known complete fossil was discovered in Shropshire at Caradoc, boxer Joe Louis, the Brown Bomber, was stationed in north Shropshire while serving as a US Army PT instructor during World War Two and Shropshire is also home to the world’s first skyscraper built in 1797.