Is now the time for you to become a foster carer?

April 11, 2020 2:32 pm, written by .

We are in fearful and challenging times with the Coronavirus pandemic having a huge impact on all of our lives. Sadly, one effect the Coronavirus pandemic brings is that children in care, subsequently, now have to wait even longer for their fostering family.

Children in care need foster parents and families who give them kindness and compassion and make them feel valued. And more importantly, they have foster carers to protect them when they are scared. These children are still waiting, and nothing has changed for them… except they are becoming more vulnerable.

Children adapting to change with rainbows…

Many children have accepted changes and restructure to their routines caused by the Coronavirus with a calmness that is extraordinary. They spend their time painting rainbows pictures knowing these pictures have the power to make people feel wanted and special. Children have adapted to the changes that Coronavirus pandemic has brought with it with a quiet acceptance. They don’t question, they paint rainbow pictures to cheer everyone up to put in their windows. They know if they listen and do what they are told, it is going to get better again for everyone.

Children already in care are becoming vulnerable by changes…

However, for many children, any change is difficult because structure and stability is such an essential part of their lives. This is especially true for children who are already in the care system. Sadly, the longer these children wait, the more vulnerable they will become.

We’re still waiting…

Over 1200 foster carers currently needed for children already in care…

England currently needs over 1200 more foster carers to provide loving homes for children in care. There are now not enough to foster carers and loving homes to care for children still waiting, and the urgency to recruit new foster carers has never been higher.

Coronavirus will not stop us from recruiting foster carers…

The Coronavirus pandemic will not stop us from recruiting foster carers. It may change the way we have previously hired, but, we have made adaptions for this. If anything, Coronavirus has made our resolve even more potent because we owe it to the children who are still waiting.

We owe it to our children to give them love and care…can you help?

We know that children are placed into care for many reasons, and we can’t control this. However, we can find children loving homes with foster carers who have the skills, kindness and compassion that these children now need.

‘Not for Profit’ charities… re-investing every penny back

Verve only recruits foster carers for Not for Profit charities. This is a decision made because we do not believe in profits made from the care of children in our community.

Is now the right time for you to become a foster carer?

If you would like further information about fostering with Not for Profit charities near you, please contact us val@ververecruitment.org or complete the form and I will contact you back.