Resilience fostering

You’ve probably heard of foster care – where someone looks after a child for a period of time because they can’t stay with their birth parents.

Resilience foster care takes this a step further.

What is resilience foster care?

It’s a unique fostering opportunity where carers provide long term care for young people aged 8-18 years old who currently live in residential care.

By welcoming him/her into your home and your family, you would help to build resilience in all aspects of their life: providing a secure base, encouraging friendships, promoting education, nurturing positive values, developing social competence and inspiring the young person’s talent and interests.

Can I be a resilience foster carer?

You or your partner need to:

  • Have experience of supporting young people with behavioral and emotional problems.

  • Provide a young person with a bedroom of their own.

  • Dedicate your skills to the full time care of a young person.

  • Don’t have any other young people under 18 living with you.

You don’t need to :

  • Be Married or in a relationship

  • Be Heterosexual

  • Be an existing foster carer.

Read Tom’s story and find out what it’s really like to be a Resilience Foster Carer.

Why foster Staffordshire County Council?

  • Because you’re living near children who need your help

  • Because we don’t make a profit from fostering

  • Because we pay up to £709 per week 

  • Because our ‘Ofsted’ rating is Good due to the support we give to our foster carers

Information requests

For more information about Resilience fostering with us, just fill in our enquiry form.

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