Fostering in Sheffield

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Fostering agencies are different.

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.

Foster babies, allowance, pay, vacancies.
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.

Factors to consider before deciding to foster

Before deciding to become a foster carer in Sheffield, 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. The 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 the biological parents of the foster child, as that might be a part of the job.

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Fostering Stats: Yorkshire & Humber

Total Children in Care, Yorkshire & Humberside 2020
Foster Care Placements, Yorkshire & Humberside 2020

The following statistics are from the total number of children in care in the Yorkshire & Humberside and not exclusively those in Foster Care.

Children with disability : 180
2%
Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers : 250
3%
Popular Placement Types: Vary in this area.

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Did you Know - Sheffield?

About a third of Sheffield is in the Peak District National ParkSheffield F.C. is the world’s oldest football club and the Ski Village is the largest artificial ski resort in Europe.

Sheffield produces more surgical blades than any other place in the world, the city has more trees per person than anywhere else in Europe, and with 61% of green space, Sheffield is the greenest city in England.

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