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Thinking of becoming a Foster Carer?

Published on 29th October 2018 by Tessa Robinson

Thinking of becoming a Foster Carer? You’ll be joining hundreds like you who made the selfless choice to open their hearts and homes to local children in need. Thousands of children and young people in the West Midlands rely on people like you for safety, security and care at a difficult time in their life, so you can stand to make a real difference by making the decision to foster in your local area.

Before you get there, however, you have a lot to learn about the ins and outs of fostering and how it can impact on your life. From the very start of your fostering journey, our West Midlands fostering experts will be there to help you, offering 24/7 support and at-your-door training and advice to give you the best possible start on your road to becoming an effective and dedicated Foster Carer.

The National Fostering Agency support every local authority in the West Midlands, so wherever you’re planning on fostering in the region, we can help you start your foster family.

Local training will give you the skills you need to work with children and young people, while 24/7 help and support from our experienced fostering experts means you’ll never feel alone on your fostering journey. Not only that, but all NFA Foster Carers can access regular support groups in their local area, where you can talk to others in a similar position and share your experiences of foster care.

With round-the-clock support from dedicated social workers to local training provision from our regional learning and development specialists, you’ll always have someone you can turn to for help and support when the challenges of fostering become too much to bear alone. We’ll do all we can to help when times are tough, and are always available for a chat should you never need us.

So, what are you waiting for? If you’re ready for a new challenge and want to give back to your local community, there’s no better way than by inviting a vulnerable child or young person into your home.

To get into fostering in the West Midlands you can contact us by phone on 0800 044 30 30, email on [email protected] or message via our Facebook page @nfamidlands.  Alternatively you can visit our website where you can request additional information and arrange for a member of the team to call you for an informal chat at www.nfa.co.uk

Category: Parents

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