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What is fostering?

Fostering is caring for a child in a professional capacity. As a foster carer you will have lots of resilience to offer a loving secure, and safe environment to a child, sibling group, or young person. You will be a valued member of our professional team; we will support you in your career to develop new skills and knowledge, and you will receive good financial remuneration. As a foster carer, you are self-employed working in a privileged position to help make a difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable children living in Bury. Fostering is a challenging career, but offers tremendous job satisfaction seeing a child or young person grow in confidence and achieving academically, socially, and emotionally.

Who can foster?

To be able to care for a child you need to have some time in which you can give to just them, a room for the child to sleep, and a willingness to go out of your way to make sure the child is safe and well. Fostering can be a demanding role and we are looking for foster carers with the resilience and skills to empathise, understand, and reassure children who are experiencing difficulty. You will be a good communicator, and enjoy a role that offers challenges and rewards. There are many options available for fostering from respite one weekend a month, to full time fostering career.

Different types of fostering...