Is now a good time to foster with a Not for Profit charity?

April 26, 2020 11:56 am, written by .

For many people, Coronavirus has awakened a need in them to do something more, to stop putting off the things they wanted to do and stop ‘waiting for the right time’. Is now a good time for you to foster with a Not for Profit charity? Sadly, Coronavirus is teaching us that there might never...

For many people, Coronavirus has awakened a need in them to do something more, to stop putting off the things they wanted to do and stop ‘waiting for the right time’. Is now a good time for you to foster with a Not for Profit charity?

Sadly, Coronavirus is teaching us that there might never be a right time. There are many children in care waiting… please stop waiting. Because now, for these children, it really is the right time…

Foster care – the right time to protect children…

Sadly, many children have been placed into care for many reasons, these can include children having to suffer significant trauma. They may have suffered neglect, abuse, they may have experienced the death of a parent or a loved one, they may have placed themselves into care. Every child’s road is unique to leading them to where they are now. Subsequently, the paths people travel in life, gaining skills to care for children is equally as unique.

Foster care… the right skills to guide children.

We need to find foster carers who understand why a child often displays extreme behaviour and who recognise that frustration and meltdowns are a child’s way to communicate. Sadly, some children use this behaviour as a way to gain attention, it’s the only way that they know how to be heard.

Some children have never been shown love and don’t know how to accept it, whereas many children only see a love that will often have conditions attached to it.

Often children get used to being ignored, it is now standard for them. And for many children, being silent is the preferred option for them. Sadly, they have learned from experience that they should stay in the background, it’s safer.

The death of a parent can shake the foundations of a child’s belief in the world as a safe place, and it is vital to find a safe and loving home to help them cope with grief and loss. Most important of all, we have to get it right. We have to find people who have the skills to help children cope with this pain.

Working together with Not for Profit fostering charities…

It is important to us that we build positive fostering partnerships with you and the charities you represent. Ultimately, we don’t rush the recruitment process. It is critical to recognise your outstanding skills and work together to give children the support they need.

Foster carers are people with specialised skills to guide children…

It takes special people to become foster carers who have the skills to understand vulnerable children who have suffered child abuse and trauma. These carers have a deeper understanding and an inherent empathy to understand why children won’t let you in or speak.

Foster carers…taking time to heal a child’s pain

Foster carers know from experience that making a child feel safe and guiding them will help a child to heal. More importantly, they know that with time, patience, resilience and love, children will hopefully learn to trust again.

Children in care are waiting…

A sense of humour is vital!

I have to add those foster carers will need a bucketful of sense of humour! Children, as we know, have no rule books, and they have their own quirky ways, personality likes and dislikes. Subsequently, you will find out very quickly if you get this wrong!

Children who have been placed in care become resilient because life is hard for them. Our children deserve the best, which is why at Verve, we recruit the best Foster carers.

‘Not for Profit’ fostering charities…guiding you 24/7

Verve is not a fostering agency, we recruit foster carers for Not for Profit fostering charities in our communities. The reason for this is simple, we have the utmost respect for Not for Profit charities and the dedication, support and guidance they give to young people through positive fostering partnerships.

Investing every penny back…

Wherever possible, Not for Profit charities will attempt to return children back to their family network and community. Sadly if this is not possible, they always match the best loving home for a child as a long term forever family. Most importantly, as a charity, every single penny goes back into investing in and supporting young people.

Verve…guiding you on your fostering journey

Here at Verve, we are recruiting people who can help Not for Profit fostering charities in your area. We are looking for carers who can care for children of all ages, carers who can keep siblings together and care for children who have disabilities, challenging behaviour or Unaccompanied Asylum-seeking children.

Verve Recruitment is looking for people who can offer emergency care and short term fostering. We need people who have the skills to provide Parent and Child foster care and other specialists fostering roles, including Future Families and Therapeutic foster care. There is a demand for people to give respite care to existing foster carers and give them a much-needed break. Most importantly, we need people with time and skills that meet the demand for foster carers in your area.

Foster Care… Investing in your own personal development

‘Not for Profit’ fostering charities invest in you, they invest in your training and your personal development. They value your personal and work experiences with children and recognise the unique skills and care you can bring to the role of fostering and the Fostering community as a whole.

The possibilities for personal development is immense. You can become involved in providing training for the charity which often develops into you becoming a specialist in your role. Subsequently, foster carers often become Ambassadors for their Fostering charities and are widely respected within their community for their dedication to foster care.

Foster care…become a voice to guide children

Foster carers often provide mentorship and advocacy to children by becoming the voice sibling children might need to be heard. Certainly, there aren’t many roles out there to fulfil both your personal and professional aspirations quite like fostering can! Is now a good time for you to become a foster carer?