To be a foster carer, you can come from any background. It makes no difference if you're working or unemployed, married or single.
What is important is that you have the time, space and commitment to care for and support the child you are looking after.
Foster carers do not need to own their own home.
You can be living in privately rented or council accommodation.
A foster child will need to have a room of their own.
We always try to match children with carers who share the same ethnicity, culture and religion as the children they care for.
Most of all, foster carers need to understand children and their needs.
And have experience of caring for your own or other people's children. You need to have patience and be willing to make a commitment to provide a stable and caring environment for a child.
Telephone: 0800 731 8558