Don’t rule yourself out…find out!
This month we will be showing our support for Fostering February by starting conversations about fostering both online and offline!
What is Fostering February?
Fostering February is a month dedicated to raising awareness about the facts of becoming a foster carer and aims to dispel some of the myths and misconceptions which surround it.
It gives an invaluable opportunity to people who are considering becoming a foster carer to have their questions and concerns addressed.
Have you ever thought about becoming a foster carer, but immediately ruled it out?
“I’m in a same sex relationship so I won’t be allowed to foster”
“I am disabled so I won’t be allowed to foster”
“I don’t have a driving license so I won’t be allowed to foster”
Do any of these statements sound familiar?
There are lots of different family living situations that can allow for a foster child which are often assumed can’t. Be sure to find out before making assumptions. For example, your sexual orientation won’t affect whether you are allowed to become a foster carer. The most important factor is that the children feel safe and loved and importantly are properly looked after.
How can you get involved in Fostering February 2018?
Whether you are considering becoming a foster carer or just want to help raise awareness, there are plenty of ways for you to get involved with Fostering February 2018.
If you think you could help a child, please register your interest by clicking here and a member of our friendly team will be in touch.