Across Staffordshire we need more Foster Carer’s for children of all ages, but our greatest need is for Foster Carer’s for young people aged 13 to 17.
What’s it really like?
Challenging but rewarding is what our Foster Carer’s tell us. When teenagers come into your life as new placements, getting to know them and gaining their trust may take some time. It’s partly because of their age and it is partly their experience with foster care.
For any young person the transition into adulthood can be tough even under the best of circumstances. But for our children it’s even harder. There are so many hormonal and physical changes taking place. Concerns about appearance, peer pressure, and what’s going to happen to them in the future add to the pressure.
This is where you come in!
By fostering a local teenager you can support them through lifes ups and downs. It can be the most rewarding thing you will ever do, seeing the difference you can make to a young person, seeing them achieving their goals and knowing that you have supported them to do it!
But don’t take our word for it, this is what Leon one of our Foster Carers says:
“The last 9 months have been the best of my life, becoming a Resilience Foster Carer has been the best thing I have ever been part of. My young person is now doing well both in his personal and educational life. It just goes to show what having a settled secure home and most importantly feeling loved can do for a young person.”
To find out more about fostering a teenager please call 0800 169 2061 or enquire online.