Can I Become a Foster Carer

You probably can! If you feel you have the skills and passion to make a difference to children’s lives then this is what Childhood First integrated Systemic Therapeutic Fostering team ask of our fostering families:

  • You are aged over 21-there is no upper age limit
  • You are passionate about children achieving their potential
  • Each foster child over 3 years of age has their own bedroom
  • Children under five years are placed in non-smoking fostering families
  • Pets are non-aggressive or dangerous
  • Homes may be rented with landlord permission, or owner occupied
  • You are in good health
  • You are willing and open to reflective practise and to learn from experiences and your own personal and professional development.
  • You are able to work as part of our team approach

Childhood First welcomes and values applications from individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds.

Due to the current situation regarding Covid 19, iST Fostering is not currently seeking to recruit foster carers or to make any new placements at this time. This will be reviewed at a time when the impact and consequences of the pandemic are better known, and when planning for stable  foster placements can once again be undertaken.