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Recruiting Foster Carers in Leeds/Bradford, Sheffield, Huddersfield and More

Are you thinking about your career?  Do you want to make a positive change to a child’s life? Do you have a spare bedroom?

If the answers to the above are all yes we would love to hear from you and provide you with information & guidance regarding fostering!

We are currently looking for foster carers in:

  • Leeds
  • Bradford
  • Huddersfield
  • Sheffield

 

Please read details below & If you are interested in being provided with more information please fill this quick form at on our page:

Fusion Fostering Submission Form

Fusion Fostering are a small independent fostering agency with a family approach. As a small fostering agency, we have the time and commitment to support you through your fostering journey with a dedicated team of experienced Social Workers to offer guidance and support.

Foster carers will receive training, support, and a fostering allowance to enable them to give a child the opportunity to grow up in a safe and caring environment.

The most important requirement of any prospective foster carer is a love for children and a desire to provide children in need with a welcoming family and home. We welcome carers from a diverse range of backgrounds. No two children that come to us have the same needs, so it’s important to have carers with varying experiences to provide the best care and best possible outcomes for our children.

You must be at least 21 years of age (there is no upper age limit)

You must have enough space in your home for a child, including a spare bedroom.

You must be a full-time resident in the UK or have leave to remain

You must have enough time to provide full care and a stable home.

The responsibilities of a foster carer are many, but some of the main roles include:

Providing a safe home

Many children will not have had a stable family life. As such, it is your responsibility, as a carer, to provide a child with a place that they can call ‘home’. This is more than just a roof over their head, it’s a place where they are looked after and feel happy and comfortable.

Providing love and support

Being displaced from your home and taken into care can be very traumatising for any child or young person. The love and support provided by an understanding and reliable trustworthy adult is an invaluable asset a foster carer can provide to the well-being of the child. It will help them to settle and eventually grow and mature.

Attend to a child’s educational

Any child you take on, if of age, must be enrolled in and attend a school. Education is a vital part of a child’s development. A foster carer must take an active interest in their foster child’s education.

Attend to a child’s health needs

It is your responsibility to ensure they have access to medical care when they need it and have adequate transport to get to and from appointments, be that a car or public transport services. Some children placed in care may also have disabilities that require medical attention.

Attend meetings and be a team player

You are not alone as a foster carer. You will work together with your SSW to manage all aspects of the child’s fostering journey. You will need to attend meetings about the foster child to ensure they are receiving the correct care for their unique situation. You will also need to be a team player who is happy to keep records and manage confidential information.

Continue to improve skills

Fostering is a learning process. You will always be faced with new challenges as no two children will be alike! Fusion Fostering provides ongoing training and support including specialist training events. It will be your responsibility to ensure you are interested in improving your skills and becoming the best foster carer you can be, really making a difference to many children’s lives.

 

The support package offered by Fusion Fostering includes several benefits:

Generous financial allowances for the child and carer.

24-hour support.

The opportunity to gain qualifications.

Regular training.

14 days paid annual leave (accrued whilst children are placed).

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Fusion Fostering Limited, incorporated and registered in England and Wales with company number 07819299 whose registered office is at Old Mill, Maltravers House, Petters Way, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1SH.

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