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Fostering Siblings

Keeping brothers and sisters together

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Keeping brothers and sisters together.

At Fostering People, we are committed to keeping brothers and sisters together whatever the size of the sibling group.

Wherever possible, we try to keep siblings together in one family, unless there is a particular reason which would mean this isn’t appropriate.

Sometimes because of the size of a sibling group, this isn’t possible as many people just don’t have the bedroom space needed for a large number of brothers and sisters. In this case, we try to keep siblings as close as possible, with foster parents that live close to each other and can work together.

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Foster parents for siblings is an area of great need across the UK, as finding foster parents with enough bedroom space to accommodate more than a couple of children is more challenging. If you are interested in looking after siblings and have one spare double bedroom, you’ll be able to care for two brothers or two sisters. You would need two spare rooms for a brother and a sister.

If you have the space in your home and your heart to care for more than one child, then becoming a foster parent to siblings would make a real difference for brothers and sisters in need of foster care.

What are the requirements for fostering siblings?

Caring for more than one child will have its challenges, but it’s a remarkedly rewarding role. Let’s take a look at what you need to qualify for fostering siblings.

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Fostering a single child vs fostering siblings: What's right for you?

The idea of fostering siblings may sound a bit daunting, so we have popped together some of the hugely beneficial reasons why taking siblings on could be advantageous for you and your family.

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Frequently asked questions

Does a foster parent get paid for fostering?

Yes, go to our financial calculator to gain an idea about how much you could receive.

Who can apply to become a foster parent?

Fostering is available to anyone over the age of 21 as along as you meet the criteria.

Will I receive any specialist training?

Yes, we believe fostering is a journey – and the more you know, the more you’ll get out of it. That’s why we provide ongoing training opportunities for both our foster carers and our staff. Before you’re approved as a carer, you’ll attend a preparation course designed to get you and your family ready to foster. And once approved, you’ll take part in our comprehensive training programme.

Every foster child is an individual, that’s why we offer various kinds of fostering placements.

The types of fostering you offer will depend on your personal preferences and circumstances, but many of our foster parents are approved to offer more than one type of placement.

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Take your first step to becoming a foster parent today

If you’re interested in becoming a foster parent and would like to learn more, then we’d love to hear from you.

Simply fill in the form below and one of our friendly team will be in touch.

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