Many people are choosing fostering as a career choice and committing to fostering on a full time basis. Generally, the more available a foster carer is, the more placements will be offered.
However if a Fostering Agency is not receiving enough or mis matched referrals from their social services fostering teams, foster carers are not receiving offers of placements and are not being used to their full potential which forces a number of carers to give up fostering and to seek other paid work in order to support themselves and their families.
Even now, some people question the idea of paying foster carers, saying the real motivation for fostering should be improving children's lives. But no other profession working with children is expected to do so just out of the goodness of their heart. Foster carers first priority is the children, but foster carers couldn't foster without being paid the fees and allowances.
Fosteringcareers aim to be part of the efforts to improve the life chances of fostered children by supporting people to make the right choice of fostering agency.
Choose the best fostering agency
People thinking of becoming foster carers have the opportunity to connect with the right fostering agency for them and their family through Fosteringcareers.
There is an annual shortfall of ten thousand foster carers across the UK. Fostering Agencies can help to increase the available placement pool by recruiting the right foster carers.
Using our matching service is free and it takes under a minute to complete the form.