We are looking for people to join our team supporting looked after children in Bucks for a rewarding career as a foster carer. You will get lots of great support, training and generous allowances.
‘We’re just normal people. Fostering is for everyone, you don’t need any special skills – just a bit of love and some space in your home. And a sense of humour helps!’ Foster carer for Bucks
About the role
Foster carers play a vital role in caring for looked after children and helping them to lead happy, healthy lives and it can be a hugely rewarding career.
Children come into care mostly through no fault of their own. They may have had a difficult home life and troubled background and are looking for stability, someone to be there and someone to care.
Some of these children are at school and will need you to help them get to and from school, help with their homework and be there for them as they are growing up. Some of the children are younger and will need you throughout the day providing that essential love and care to help them develop.
We need foster carers for all children but specifically need foster carers for teenagers, children with disabilities, sibling groups and unaccompanied asylum seeker children.
We are looking for people from all walks of life to foster as no child is the same.
No previous experience is needed.
Anyone can foster. There’s no age limit, you don’t need to own your own home, you can have another job and you can be any race, religion or gender.
All you need is a little bit of time space in your family for a child in need.
You will need a spare room – but if this is an issue and you are the right person for the job we are open to looking at how we could help you get round this.
You can have another job so long as you can show that you can still meet the needs of the children you are looking after (like you would if you have your own children) and be flexible to meet with social workers or their school to work together to ensure they children are as well supported as possible.
Find out more about the different types of fostering, the support you will receive and what the process is once you have got in touch by visiting www.buckscc.gov.uk/fostering
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