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Foster whether single, married or co-habiting

Monday 22 May 2017

Contrary to popular belief, being single does not stop you being eligible to foster. This is the case regardless of whether you are male or female.

As many as 30% of people questioned about fostering assumed you have to be in a relationship. We accept applications from singles, married couples, co-habiting couples and divorcees as well as same sex couples.

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We do ask that those in a relationship and co-habiting have been doing so for a reasonable amount of time. However, we welcome different histories, experiences, abilities and knowledge. You do need to have the skills which would enable you to care for a child or young person and as long as you can give them your time, you could be eligible.

Each foster carer brings their own unique mixture of history, experiences, abilities and knowledge and uses them to help children and their families. Relationship status should not prevent anyone applying who believes they have the ability and time to make a difference to a child in foster care.

Find out if you could be a foster carer
Find out if you could be a foster carer
In a few simple questions, you’ll know if you’re suitable to apply to become a foster carer.