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Fostering in the South West
Choosing to foster is a life-changing decision. We want to make sure you are well-informed and well-prepared to take on the challenging, yet rewarding role. That’s why we are always happy to speak to prospective carers, even if it’s just to answer a few questions that you might think are “silly”! The first step is to get in contact, we can provide you with all the information you will need to help make an informed decision on whether fostering is right for you.
There is an especially high demand for new foster families to be recruited. As of March 2019, 56,160 children were living with foster families across England. As demand increases, so does the number of foster parents we need to recruit.
The Fostering Network estimates that 660 new carers will need to be recruited in the coming 12 months to upkeep with demand and make sure all young people coming into care in the South West have a place to call home.1 If you live in the South West of England and you want to help change a child or young person’s life, fostering may be for you.
Fostering is a fantastic career option for those who wish to work from home and want to give something back to society. If you enjoy working with children and young people, you can help encourage positive outcomes for children across England, helping build brighter futures for hundreds of kids.
There are many different reasons why children can come into care. It may be that a parent’s short-term illness means a foster family need to step in to provide a couple weeks of care. Or, it may be something more serious that requires a long-term placement. When you foster, you enter a career that is diverse and varied. No two days will be the same! This is one of the many challenges and pleasures of foster care. Click to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of foster parents and the generous allowances foster carers are paid.
Fusion Fostering is an independent agency with a family approach. Our team is dedicated to improving outcomes for young people across England. Our skilled workforce can provide individual support to our carers throughout their time with Fusion Fostering.
We provide a full bespoke training programme that caters for your skillset and needs. You are never alone at Fusion, once trained, we continue to offer specialist courses, allowing you to grow and develop in your role. We also provide 24/7 support through access to a senior member of Fusion 7 days week. We are passionate about helping children, and to do that, we ensure you have all the help you need to do your job too.
The area from Wiltshire down to the Devon / Dorset border across to South Cornwall and up to Gloucestershire and back across to Wiltshire, this includes:
If your interested in becoming a foster carer, or just want to learn more, get in touch with us today. We can talk to you about fostering in your area, the application process, carer requirements and training and support. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, no worry is too big or too small! Our team of professionals will be happy to speak to you. Contact Fusion Fostering today.