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Fostering…Can you open your heart?

October 13, 2019 12:21 pm, written by .

Can you open your heart to Fostering a child with a "Not for Profit" Fostering Charity?

“Not for Profit” charities give outstanding support to Children and young people who are in care. These fostering charities are often part of broader social welfare organisations that have supported children and young people in our communities for decades.

Your skills in caring for children, together with your ability to offer a child a loving home when they need it most is vital. Subsequently, many “Not for Profit” Fostering charities don’t have vast numbers of Foster carers. However, they do have foster carers with skills, kindness, compassion and time to dedicate to children when they are vulnerable.

Foster carers are a valued partner in their Fostering family network, they share similar values, and as a result, they form a strong partnership of care together.

What skills do I need for fostering?

You would need a spare bedroom, to be over 21 years of age and in good health. Patience, kindness, and time to devote to a vulnerable child who may have suffered trauma in their life are essential. Sadly, many children have been let down before; therefore, we must get it right for them. We know that with patience, kindness and love, these children can move forward to a happier life. A life with a fostering family who they can learn to trust again with.

It doesn’t matter if you are a single person or married/ in a relationship. It is equally unimportant that you own your home or live in a rented property. Ultimately, charities need people who are open to discussing the needs of the children in care in their community. This openness is vital because working together in partnership with you and charities means we can offer support networks that you need.

Wherever possible, Not for Profit fostering charities aim to place children within their own community; however, this is sadly not always possible. Therefore, it is important to find safe and loving, long term, forever homes give children permanence.

The most important thing is finding the right people with the right skills that match the needs of a child.

Verve…working with you.

Verve Recruitment offers expert advice to help you to find your pathway to becoming a Fostering family within your community. Our aim is to create a positive fostering partnership with charities that ensure your skills are recognised and valued. Ultimately, it is crucial that we do this because your skills are often desperately needed.

Verve offers you free and impartial advice on fostering and the requirements for fostering charities near you. Our aim is to establish a strong fostering partnership that represents you and your charity. Therefore, we take our time to get it right. Our goal is to make your foster journey a positive and enjoyable start to a long and successful partnership together.

Find out more about fostering in your community with Verve, there is no obligation, just honest and independent advice…https://ververecruitment.org/pages/contact

Together we can make a difference to a child’s life.