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Foster Care Bedroom Requirements Explained

29 July 2021

If you’re new to fostering, you may find the rules regarding a spare bedroom a bit confusing. Family Fostering Partners want there to be no barriers for prospective carers who are interested in fostering, that’s why we’ve taken the time to put together this article to explain exactly why you need a spare bedroom, why it’s important, and…

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Parent and Child Fostering Training

29 July 2021

Those interested in early child care may have the skills and interests to make excellent parent and child foster carers. This type of role is especially suited to those with previous experience of caring for a newborn or toddler, but this is not a necessity. In the most part, this type of foster care is ideal for people with lots of patience and lots…

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Foster Carer Pay & Benefits

29 June 2021

Choosing to become a foster carer is a big step. It can be a life changing decision that has an impact on every aspect of your day to day experience. That being said, many choose to foster because of the amazing benefits the role offers you and your family. It differs from traditional careers where you may work…

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Can You Foster a Baby?

28 June 2021

Many prospective carers are interested in fostering babies and very young children. When people think of foster care, they often imagine a young child who needs their care. While this can be the case, fostering babies is not as common as you might think. In all instances, social workers will do their best to keep children with their…

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What Disqualifies You From Being a Foster Parent UK

28 May 2021

Becoming a foster parent is an amazing thing to do and you shouldn’t let worries or concerns about not being right for the role prevent you from taking the first step and approaching an independent fostering agency, like Family Fostering Partners! If you’re new to foster care and considering applying, you may be wondering if you’re suitable and…

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Parent and Child Fostering Payment

27 May 2021

Looking for a career change? Want to earn a competitive pay package whilst performing a valuable role that actually makes a difference in the world? If this sounds like you, then parent and child fostering might be the perfect career choice for you! What is parent and child foster care? Parent and child foster carers provide vital support…

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Fostering Panel Questions – What to Expect

30 April 2021

The fostering panel is the last stage of your fostering application.  A team of experts in the field including Family Fostering Partners staff as well as independent members will meet with you.  The panel will make a recommendation on your suitability to foster based on your application but the Agency Decision Maker will have the final say.  The…

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Foster a Baby with Parent & Child Fostering

28 April 2021

Make a difference by fostering a baby alongside their parent. Parent and child fostering is a great opportunity to help keep a family together. There is often a huge demand for parent and child foster carers as it is a very specialist type of foster care. When people think of fostering they often imagine young babies being taken…

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Parent and Child Fostering Assessments – What Do you Need to Know?

30 March 2021

Parent and child foster care is very different from foster care in general. Although it is a type of fostering, it does not involve looking after a foster child in the same way as you would if you were a long term, respite, or emergency foster carer.  This is because adults with their children come to live with…

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Fostering Criteria Explained

29 March 2021

If you’re thinking about fostering, you may be wondering if you’re eligible and what you need to do to become a foster parent. The good news is that nearly anyone can foster! Many different people from different walks of life and with different backgrounds and experiences choose to foster. It’s one of the most rewarding careers out there…

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Foster Care Bedroom Requirements Explained

If you’re new to fostering, you may find the rules regarding a spare bedroom a bit confusing. Family Fostering Partners want there to be no barriers for prospective carers who are interested in fostering, that’s why we’ve taken the time to put together this article to explain exactly why you…

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Parent and Child Fostering Training

Those interested in early child care may have the skills and interests to make excellent parent and child foster carers. This type of role is especially suited to those with previous experience of caring for a newborn or toddler, but this is not a necessity. In the most part, this type of foster care is ideal…

read more