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Core Assets Fostering - Become a Foster Carer coreassets FOSTERING Becoming a foster carer. RELEASED MAY 2013 9,000 FOSTER CARERS WE NEED YOU: MORE TER NEEDED CARERS 850 IRELAND 200 61,700 7350 On any one day, CHILDREN LIVING WITH FOSTER FAMILIES 600 there are now a record 61,700 children living with foster families. Fostering Network 2013 MYTHS TRUTHS Fostering Is usually temporary, adoption means becoming a chlld's legal parent Foster care Is the same as adoption Single people can't foster You can foster whether you're single or in a couple Gay people can't foster We welcome people of any sexual orlentation You can't foster If you're too old There's no upper age limit, If you're over 21 you can foster You can't foster If you've never had children A background in caring for chlldren is beneficlal but not a must ARE YOU INTERESTED IN FOSTERING? EARN WHILE YOU CARE Our carers benefit from generous payments and an excellent package of support, but that's not the main reason for becoming a foster carer. TOP REASONS WHY PEOPLE BECOME FOSTER CARERS: 86% 77% 69% OPPORTUNITY FOR POSITIVE EFFECTS WORKING WITH THE CHILD ON THE FAMILY CHILDREN Opportunity for children to be part of a family. Fostering has a positive Wanted to work with effect on the whole children. NUMBER OF PLACEMENTS family. Typical figures only. The exact pay ment you'll receive depends on your circumstances, the age of the child and the type of placement. Peake and Townsend (2012) Motivations to Foster: The Fostering Network Source: Core Assets Fostering INCOME E (before tax) £20,584 N £41,168 £61,752 £82,000

Core Assets Fostering - Become a Foster Carer

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Infographic showing the requirements and need for foster carers within the UK.


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