Fact! There are around 43,000 foster families in England

16/12/2014 12:00am

 

The Fostering Network estimates that a further 8,600 foster carers are needed this year alone to provide the supportive, stable and caring home for vulnerable children. 
To become a foster carer with the NFA, you need to be available full time and have:
• The time and energy to invest in a child or young person.
• Flexibility, patience and understanding.
• A bedroom for the exclusive use of the foster child.
Many people can become foster carers:
• you can be married, co-habiting, single or divorced. 
• Couples will need to arrange their working hours so that one carer can be available full time.
• Single foster carers will need to be at home full-time, or have flexible, part-time employment.
• You may be a home owner or a tenant.
• We welcome applications from all ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds.

The Fostering Network estimates that a further 8,600 foster carers are needed this year alone to provide the supportive, stable and caring home for vulnerable children. 

To become a foster carer with the NFA, you need to be available full time and have:

• The time and energy to invest in a child or young person.

• Flexibility, patience and understanding.

• A bedroom for the exclusive use of the foster child.

Many people can become foster carers:

• you can be married, co-habiting, single or divorced. 

• Couples will need to arrange their working hours so that one carer can be available full time.

• Single foster carers will need to be at home full-time, or have flexible, part-time employment.

• You may be a home owner or a tenant.

• We welcome applications from all ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds.