Fostering in Wiltshire

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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. 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 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.

What We Do – Apply To Foster.

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 fostering eligibility quiz, and get fostering right the first time!

Working with Simply Fostering one of our social work experts will match you and your situation with the most suitable fostering agencies in Wiltshire, on our UK Independent Agency Database.

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 - Wiltshire?

The county took its name from Wilton, on the river Wylye, a tributary of the Salisbury Avon.

As Wilton declined, prosperity shifted first to Old Sarum, then to New Sarum or Salisbury, which, by Tudor times, was one of the ten largest towns in the kingdom, with a population of 8,000. Poet William Wordsworth described Stonehenge as ‘innate of lonesome Nature’s endless year’.

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