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. What you may not be aware of is resilience foster care, which takes fostering a step further.
What is resilience foster care?
Resilience foster care is a unique fostering opportunity where carers provide long term care for young people aged 10-18 years old who currently live in residential care.
By welcoming a young person into your home and family, you would help to build resilience in all aspects of their life, by 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 behavioural 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’re living near children who need your help.
We don’t make a profit from fostering - all of our funding goes to helping young people.
We pay up to £727 per week for resilience foster carers. You can find out more about our other fostering payments on our foster care pay page.
Because our Ofsted rating is good due to the support we give to our foster parents and resilience foster carers.
Why become a resilience foster carer Staffordshire County Council?
Ready to take the next step or looking for more information about resilience foster care?
Enquire online now or call 0800 169 2061 today and we’ll help answer your questions about resilience fostering.
Come along to our drop in event on Thursday 23 June from 5-7pm. Please email so we know to expect you, but you can just turn up on the day too.
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