Fostering in Somerset

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Importance of sourcing the right Agency.

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

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Working with our social work experts we will match your needs with the most suitable fostering agencies in Somerset, from our UK Independent Agency Database.

To find out more and to take the next step towards a career as a foster carer, free agency matching service by completing our eligibility quiz, and get fostering right first time!

Fostering Statistics: South West

Total Children in Care, SW 2020
Foster Care Placements, SW 2020

The following statistics are from the total number of children in care in the South West and not exclusively those in Foster Care.

Children with disability : 220
4%
Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers : 240
4%
Popular Placement Types: Vary in this area.

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Did you Know - Somerset?

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.

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