Staffordshire Fostering with Foster for Staffordshire

If you are based in Staffordshire and interested in becoming a foster carer, then look no further than your local authorities fostering agency, Foster for Staffordshire.

Foster for Staffordshire, Staffordshire County Council’s foster agency, need foster carers throughout Staffordshire.

The areas we need help in include Stafford, Stone, Lichfield, Rugeley, Burton-on-Trent, Cannock, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Leek, Cheadle, Biddulph,Tamworth and all surrounding areas in Staffordshire.

 If you join our fostering family, we’ll provide you with all the training and support you need so you can concentrate on caring for our children.

With over 1,200 children in care there is an urgent need for more families to join us. All the children who need to be fostered are in the care of the local authority and we always prioritise placing children with our own foster carers first before contacting private fostering agencies.

What is foster care?

Foster care offers children and young people a family and home while their own family are unable to look after them. This can be for a variety of unfortunate reasons, from illness, abuse within their home, or the death of a primary carer.

Foster care isn’t easy for the foster carer or foster child, but it offers the opportunity to make a huge difference to the life of a young person or child that needs it. Being a foster carer can be a very rewarding experience if you’re passionate about caring for children and young people… and have a spare bedroom!

If you’re thinking about fostering, discover what it takes to become a foster carer with Foster for Staffordshire.

Enquire about becoming a foster carer

If you are interested in fostering, the best place to start is a chat with a member of our team on 0800 169 2061 or complete our online enquiry form. We’ll tell you all about the different types of fostering, give you some information about the assessment process and the type of people we look for when looking for foster carers.

If you decide that you’d like to foster with Foster for Staffordshire after a chat, you’ll be invited to attend an information session to have a discussion about fostering.

Our sessions are friendly and informal and offer you a great chance to meet our team and friendly foster carers and find out more about fostering for us.

If you are keen to progress your enquiry, we shall begin our assessment of your ability to foster with Foster for Staffordshire.

We will also ask you to complete an application form, and a social worker will be assigned to begin an assessment as to whether you are suitable to become a foster carer and for which type of fostering you are best suited to.

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