As a TACT foster carer you will benefit from: 

  • Competitive fostering fees and allowances
  • Local support and advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Your own designated social worker to support you throughout your fostering journey
  • All surplus income being invested into support services for you and the children that you care for
  • A comprehensive training and professional development programme
  • A national network of foster carers offering peer support
  • The opportunity to attend regular support groups and meetings
  • Regular events for children and young people in care
  • 24 years experience providing fostering services
  • Specialist support for birth children and foster children from Children Resource Workers
  • You’ll be supporting and have involvement with campaigning to improve policy affecting children in care across the UK

Supporting lasting placements

Every child and young person that comes into care is unique, they will differ in age, gender, ethnicity and behaviour and their experience and the circumstances that have brought them into care will be wide ranging.

We believe that success in fostering and achieving the best outcomes for children in care has a great deal to do with the matching process between child and foster family. At TACT we take time to get this right; for both the child and the foster family.  A successful placement allows both our carers and young people reap the rewards of fostering.

It is because of these differences that we need carers of all ages, from all walks of life. We believe that creating stable, lasting placements is the best way to enable children in care to thrive and we ensure that the carers have the necessary skills, expertise and experience.

From the start of your journey with TACT we will work closely with you to understand what makes you unique as a foster carer or fostering family and the traits, skills and experience that you can offer to a vulnerable child.

We will consult with and listen to you at every step of the way, ensuring that we really understand you and what you have to offer a child.

When we identify a match, we will gather as much information as possible about the child and share this with you, to enable you to make an informed decision about whether you feel the child would be a good fit for your family. Only once you have agreed that the placement will be a good fit for you will we proceed.

Once a placement is confirmed we will carefully plan the support that you and the child need to ensure it has the best chance of being successful and you will be supported throughout the placement by your supervising social worker.