Why do children need foster care?
Children in foster care
Children need foster homes for different reasons, including: as the result of family breakdown, neglect, abuse or family illness. Although each foster child is different, they will have all experienced loss and are likely to miss their birth family.
Caring for a child in foster care
The children you care for may have challenging behaviour as a result of the confusion and rejection they feel at being separated from their families. We’ll train and support you to cope with these issues, helping you recognise why children in foster care act in certain ways and sharing with you the best ways to deal with difficult situations.
As a foster carer, your patience and understanding can help looked after children to overcome issues from their past. By staying calm under pressure and showing compassion during difficult times, you can help the children you care for to build a brighter future.
To find out more about how you can turn a child’s life around, call us on 0800 077 8159 or fill in our online enquiry form.