Fostering in Wales
Last year, TACT received over 2,000 referrals for children in Wales who could not be looked after by their own family. This could be because of illness or family breakdowns or because they have experienced some form of neglect. TACT are recruiting foster carers across Wales to provide care and support to these children. If you have a spare bedroom, a caring nature and energy to provide a child with a happy home, we believe you could become an amazing foster carer!
Who are the children we need carers for in Wales?
We particularly want to hear from prospective carers in Bridgend, Cardiff, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Llandrindod Wells, Llanelli, Neath, Newtown, Port Talbot, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea, Welshpool, and Wrexham.
We would ideally like to hear from people who like to care for children with complex needs and sibling groups.
Wales have an ‘All Wales’ contract that is divided by the South and North. We have always maintained a Tier 1 status in the South and are currently on Tier 2 status in the North, due to having less carers in the area. With the recruitment of more carers in the North, we aim to improve this so that we are a Tier 1 provider.
Why foster with TACT?
There is currently a need for an additional 550 foster families across Wales. At TACT we are more than just a fostering agency; as a charity we put children at the heart of everything that we do and all of our surplus income goes back into services for our carers and the children that they look after.
Foster carers come to us for many reasons and they stay with us – because we help them do the most rewarding job in the world. Together we transform the lives of children and young people, giving them the chance to lead happy, loving, fulfilled lives.
As a TACT foster carer you will benefit from:
- We are the UK’s largest fostering and adoption charity. This means that all our surplus income is reinvested into carers and our young people.
- 24/7 support ensuring that whatever you face as a foster carer you are never alone
- A competitive professional fee, worked out depending on the detail of each placement
- An excellent training package, tailored to your needs and those of the children placed with you
- Regular meetings and support groups, giving you the chance to meet other foster carers and share experience
- Dedicated events for the children in your care, giving them the chance to meet other fostered children
What’s it like to be a foster carer?
It’s not easy, but it can be the most rewarding job in the world. To read some of our carer’s stories and experiences, click here.
Some of our carers and young people, alongside our ambassador Solomon O.B, describe their experiences of fostering with TACT in the short film below:
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Although our office is in Cardiff, we have staff based in all areas of Wales to support carers across the country to change the lives of some of the most vulnerable children and young people. Find out more in our Statement of Purpose / Datganiad o Bwrpas.