Can I Foster?
Becoming a foster parent in Sandwell involves a thoughtful and comprehensive process designed to ensure the well-being and safety of vulnerable children in need of temporary care and support.
Here at Sandwell Children’s Trust, we seek individuals and families who are committed, compassionate, and capable of providing a nurturing environment for children facing challenging life circumstances.
Prospective foster parents are required to undergo an assessment, encompassing background checks, interviews, training, and evaluation of their suitability to offer a stable and caring home. This process aims to match children with suitable foster families while upholding the highest standards of child welfare and protection.
Our initial criteria for becoming a foster carer with Sandwell
There are other factors to consider during application but this is the main four to get you started
You have a spare room
This goes without saying. You must be able to provide a private space for any child you foster.
You Are over 21
There is no age limit to become a foster carer however we do require that you are at least 21 years of age.
Are a UK resident
To become a foster parent, you need to be a UK resident or have indefinite leave to remain.
Have room in your heart
Provide a safe, caring and nurturing environment for the children or young people you look after.
Dedicated Support & Training
As part of being a foster carer for Sandwell Children’s Trust, you will receive on-going training & support, have your own dedicated social worker and receive regular supervision.
You’ll also have access to lots of other services to support and assist you and any children you may be caring for.
As a foster carer for Sandwell you’ll be continuing to learn and develop your skills throughout your fostering journey.
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Already a foster carer?
The rewards of foster caring extend far beyond the positive influence on a child, as fostering can bring personal growth, fulfilment, and a sense of purpose to your own life.
Together, we can create a brighter future for vulnerable children and build a more compassionate society.