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Could you foster for Poole?

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What is fostering

Fostering is looking after a child (or children) on a short or longer-term basis.

What is fostering

Who needs fostering?

We regularly need to place children of all ages from babies up to 18 – and even slightly older. As well as individuals, you can also ask to foster siblings or children with special needs.

Who needs fostering?

Could I foster for Poole?

Why not? You will never know whether fostering is right for you… and you’re right for fostering… unless you find out more and then make that first phone call!

Could I foster for Poole?

The different types of fostering

Foster care can vary significantly – from respite through to short term and longer-term care. You can also ask to provide care for children with learning difficulties as well as physical disabilities.

The different types of fostering

Support, training and fees

Foster with Poole and you’ll receive training, mentoring and support every step of the way, helping you to be the best foster carer you can be, together with generous remuneration.

Support, training and fees

The process

Make contact and we’ll tell you what’s involved and chat about your circumstances. If you go to the next stage we carry out assessments and checks, and provide training and support.

The process

I want to foster

If what you’ve read here has sparked your interest, then we’d love to talk to you; call us on 01202 714711 or visit our contact us page to request further information.

I want to foster

Our approach

Working in collaboration with our carers we develop tailor-made solutions that fit around their lives as much as possible: that allows many families to foster where they thought it couldn’t work for them.

Our approach

Meet the team

Click here to learn more about the Poole fostering team and each of their roles.

Meet the team

Case studies

If you’d like to know how other people just like you have found the fostering experience, click here and read some of their personal stories.

Case studies

Events

We arrange events from time to time for prospective carers, allowing them to speak to our team – as well as other local foster carers – to discover more about fostering.

Events

Contact us

Get in touch and we’d be delighted to have an informal chat about what foster care involves and tell you more about the challenges and rewards. In the first instance, call us on 01202 714711 or email us.