What is foster caring?
There is no doubt that fostering a child or young person can be a challenging task, but it can be very rewarding. You will also be a valued member of a team that provides good consistent support, preparatory and ongoing training and easy access to expert advice and help. If you can provide a safe, secure and supportive family home environment, then you could be just the person we are looking for!
Why do children and young people need foster homes?
Children need foster care through no fault of their own, their birth family are no longer able to look after them for a variety of reasons.
Sadly these children are hurt, vulnerable and may have had a number of placement moves before they settle with the right fostering family.
Placing a young person in a foster home with the right levels of attention and support, gives them the opportunity to rebuild their lives and find security, stability and the belief that they can have a secure future. This is the reason Fostering People Too exist, we believe that the right family can effect a positive difference to a child’s future.
Thinking about fostering?
Here you will find information to help you decide whether fostering is the right thing for you. There is a list of qualities that will be helpful to you if you choose to proceed, and an outline of how we can help you make the decision to foster or not. Learn more
The application process
This page gives an outline of the next stage in becoming a foster carer – the application process, in which we will work with you to determine if you are the right person for the job. Learn more
Being an FP2 carer
So, you’ve decided that fostering is for you, and we’ve agreed with you. You’re now an FP2 carer. But what is it like? This page gives you an idea of this, and of the support you will receive throughout your time with us. Learn more
We have compiled a short list of common questions, so if there’s something you want to know, maybe you’ll find it here. If you don’t, please contact us and we will happily respond to your query. Learn more
In this section
We contacted FP2 in early 2012 to enquire about becoming Foster Carers. Since that first phone call we have been very impressed with their level of professionalism and efficiency. We were led step by step through the evaluation and approval process up to going to panel. if we had any difficult questions they were answered with dignity and a non-judgemental attitude. Since being approved we have continued to find FP2 a pleasure to work with.Della
Working with FP2 has been great, all the way through our application to approval to placement..ourKara
supporting social working has been amazing and so has everyone else in the team. They are on-hand 24/7 for any questions, problems or emergencies and
always go beyond our expectations and as a result we feel confident and supported in our role as foster carers.
“Since being approved in June 2012 we have received high quality, professional and extensive support available on 24 hour basis from FP2. We were allocated a Supervising Social Worker at the beginning, who remained with us throughout the application and approval process which has been great for building working relationships. FP2 offer an excellent and progressive training programme so we can become the best foster carers we can be and our monthly supervision sessions have identified individual training courses that lead to recognised qualifications. We have found the support groups extremely helpful as they enable us all to share our experiences and learn from each other, we love being part of the ever growing family that is FP2’Jan
Being a Foster Carer for Fostering People Too. There are highs and lows, it is testing, frustrating, challenging but above all rewarding, when you watch a child placed in your care, blossom into the children that they deserve to be. Working for the Agency with their generous never ending support, all of the above are celebrated or we are encouraged to push on and face the never ending challenges that come our way, especially when the going gets tough. Tomorrow is always another day. The on going support groups and training sessions are invaluable and help us to understand the children placed in our care and where they have come from. The friendships that are formed with other Carers, bonded together by one goal, The Children.Denise
Fostering People Too are so supportive of both carers and children they place that it is like we are all part of one big family 🙂 They go the extra mile and nothing is too much trouble, whatever time of day or night. It’s wonderful to have a SSW who anticipates what I and my family need before I do!Barbara