Your questions answered

Am I too old to foster?

There is no upper age limit for foster carers, as long as you are fit, healthy and have the to offer a child, you would be able to progress through the Application.  However, a Requirement for approval is a full medical.

What do foster carers get paid?

The amount paid to foster carers varies on the level of training completed and type of placement.

How long would a child stay with me?

The length of placement will depend on the individual child.  This could vary from days to years.

I smoke, can I still foster?  

Yes, you can still foster, however, due to the effects of passive smoking, we would not place a child under 5yrears old with you.

Do I need to drive?

We do advise that the main carer can drive, however, if you have a strong support network around you, who

could assist in transporting the child or young person to school, contact or activities etc. we would still consider the application.

I have a criminal record, can I foster?

This would depend on the nature & seriousness of the crime & how long ago it was committed.

I am disabled, can I foster?

Being disables, does not rule you out. All applicants undergo a full medical, this would assess whether your disability would prevent you from fostering.

For more information, please call: 01873 735950