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I'm fostering and thinking of transferring

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Foster Parent Suitability Questionnaire

Requirements to foster a child

Here are a few questions to help you discover whether fostering is right for you and what we require from our foster parents.

1. I have a spare bedroom for a foster child

2. I will be available to care for a child full time

3. I am over 25 years old

4. I have a stable, positive home to offer a child

5. I have energy, resilience and understanding

Foster Parent Suitability Questionnaire

Fostering as a profession

We regard fostering as a profession. We provide great pay, support and training. In return we expect our foster parents to provide high standards of care for our children. 

I am committed to a professional career in Fostering with ongoing training

Foster Parent Suitability Questionnaire

The challenges of fostering

Fostering is one of the most life changing and rewarding careers. Our parents tell stories of the great satisfaction they gain from their work, but fostering can also be challenging at times. 

I understand that some children in fostering may have challenging behaviour due to the experiences they may have had

Foster Parent Suitability Questionnaire

Working as part of a team

As a foster parent we require you to be able to work as part of a team with social workers, teachers, health workers and the By the Bridge team to help the child.

I am able to talk and listen to children, and to be able to work as part of a team to help the child.