There are specific fostering criteria that need to be met in order to be able to foster – from age and health, to needing a spare bedroom in your home. Learn everything you need to know about foster carer requirements now.
The pool of foster carers, just like the pool of children needing to be fostered, is diverse. There is a plethora of young people and children who are waiting for a foster home – and that is replicated in the wide diversity of fosters carers, too. Regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation, foster carers are accepted from a variety of different backgrounds. However, there are some criterion that must be met in order to pass the foster carer assessments:
Alongside the legal fostering requirements for the UK, there may be other factors worth considering before you apply to become a foster carer:
However, people can often rule themselves out of fostering on the back of common myths:
Think fostering is right for you? Learn more about the types of fostering and why you should choose fostering today. Alternatively, get in touch with one of our helpful experts at Capstone Foster Care for more information and advice
If you’ve got any questions or would like to find out more about fostering with Capstone, fill out the form below.
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