Fostering is an opportunity to give something back to the community by providing a safe and nurturing home for children who can’t live with their parents at a point in time. This is one of the most emotionally rewarding things you can do as you help a child improve their confidence and self-esteem.

There are currently over 69,500 children in care, a number which has steadily increased over the past seven years. Over 75% of looked after children are placed within a family environment, and as a result, the demand for high quality foster carers has never been so great.

Children and young people who are placed within the care system come from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures, and will present a spectrum of behaviours depending on their personal experiences. By becoming a foster carer, you have the chance to be recognised as a key professional driven to make a difference in a child’s life. You will be given the tools to confidently manage your placements by completing comprehensive training in-house or online.

Read our testimonials from our team of dedicated foster carers.

Benefits

As a Freedom Foster Carer, you will benefit from:

  • Dedicated 24/7 support line.

  • Your own Social Worker, who will regularly visit and address any concerns you might have.

  • Carer support network

  • In-house family contact rooms

  • Educational support for children out of school with a specifically developed education room.

  • A generous financial allowance to help cover the costs of looking after a child.

  • School holiday educational support for Maths, English and Science.

  • Skills workshops to expose children to experiences that might not otherwise be available.

  • Free activity days to attend.