What is Fostering?
Fostering is when someone looks after a child
or young person who is unable to stay with their own (birth)
family. It could be for short period of time, or more long term
depending on the circumstances. The child or young person lives in
the Foster Carers home, so you’ll need a spare room.
You’ll be expected to provide the obvious
basics; food, clothing, security and boundaries. We’ll also expect
you to provide support, advice and encouragement. Foster Carers
provide nurturing environments where children can grow and develop,
you can find out more in What skills do I
At Bedford Borough Council, we view our foster
carers as part of a professional team and we provide extensive
support, ongoing training and financial support through an
allowance for the child and a fee. You can read more about this in
What support do I get?
If you'd like to find out more about
fostering, we hold regular information evenings. Staff can answer
any questions you have to help you decide if you’d like to start
the process. Just give us a call to let us know you’re coming.
If you’d rather have a chat straight away,
call us on 01234 718718 or email firstname.lastname@example.org