What is life as a foster carer really like? How does it make a difference to your life as well as the children you welcome into your home?
Find out by tuning in to our new four-part podcast series. Hear our foster carers share their stories and experiences, and talk about the difference they’re making to the children and young people in their care.
Episode 1: Life before Fostering
The first question people ask most foster carers is “How did you become a foster carer?” In this episode, we’ll explore the careers, experiences and life choices that lead some of our foster carers to the fostering journey they’re on today.
Episode 2: Fostering & Me
Who are foster carers and what does it mean to be part of a fostering family? We’ll hear from a birth child within a fostering family on how it has changed her outlook on life, and how decisions made in fostering families have a ripple effect across other people’s lives.
Episode 3: The First Child
Emotions are high, it’s a big moment for a foster carer, but let’s step back and look at what the child or young person will be feeling coming into a new home. We’ll look at how our foster carers approach the event through the eyes of a child and how foster carers prepare a safe, welcoming space for a child coming into their care.
Episode 4: My Fostering Life
Let’s talk about routines, planning and resilience, and the characteristics we value as individuals that are skills our foster carers bring to this important role every day.