Foster Carer Opportunities, Various Areas

  • Hampshire, Surrey, Wiltshire, Dorset, West Sussex, Berkshire

  • Self-employed position with a generous allowance

Every child deserves a safe and loving home, surrounded by people who are dedicated to helping them grow, develop and reach their full potential. Foster carers provide this to young people who are unable to live with their own families for a multitude of reasons.

We need amazing people to offer their hearts and homes to young people and make a meaningful difference to their lives.

When you foster through Step by Step Fostering, you can help more young people than just those in your care. The funds we generate go to youth homelessness charity Step by Step, helping to transform young lives in your community.

Our focus is on finding homes for young people aged 11-18 but we can place children from as young as 0. We work hard to ensure that our foster carers and young people are well-matched when arranging placements.

We can offer you:

  • Comprehensive training and development
  • A generous allowance which consists of a professional fee to yourself and a living allowance for the child/children in your care
  • Additional support, available to you at all times, including your own supervising social worker and access to resources through the Fostering Network
  • The knowledge that when you foster through us, you’re helping even more young people to have a brighter future

We are looking for individuals or couples, from all walks of life, who are:

  • Empathetic and supportive
  • Patient and respectful
  • Energetic
  • Excellent communicators with good listening skills
  • Caring and nurturing
  • Committed
  • Aged 21+
  • UK citizens or have right to remain

The role includes:

  • Providing support and encouragement
  • Helping to build confidence and self-esteem
  • Supporting the development of social skills
  • Helping to improve educational attainment
  • Raising aspirations
  • Completing mandatory training each year

How to apply:

If you’re interested in learning more or starting your foster care journey, please fill out the enquiry form on the Step by Step Fostering website. A member of our friendly team will get in touch with you shortly.

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