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, family based placements 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 £675 per week (as at 31/3/17)
- Because our ‘Ofsted’ rating is Outstanding due to the support we give to our foster carers
For more information about Resilience fostering with us, just fill in our enquiry form.
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