About Fostering A Child With A Disability
Providing foster care to children and young people with disabilities is something that we specialise in here at TACT. As a disability foster carer, you’ll be offering specialist care to children with complex needs which can include physical disabilities, medical conditions or learning difficulties. Caring for a child with a disability can be hugely rewarding as you give the child the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Becoming a disability foster carer can seem quite daunting, but don’t worry, we’ll provide you with all the training and guidance to ensure that together we can give the child the support they need to thrive.
What Support Is Available?
As specialists in providing care to children with disabilities, we know how important it is to ensure all of our foster carers are fully supported. All of our foster carers have access to network of support staff across TACT including their Supervising Social Worker who will be integral to providing advice and guidance when needed.
TACT also provides all of its foster carers with a comprehensive training package, enabling each individual foster carer to feel confident and experienced in the type of care they are providing.
If you feel you need to gain a better understanding and confidence in the conditions the child you are caring for is experiencing, we will also put you in touch with some of our medical professionals to better support you.
Our fostering team will be there to support you every step of the way, giving you the guidance and help required to provide stability to the young people in your care. We offer 24/7 support, which means no matter what day of the week or time it is, we will be there by your side when you need us most.
“Lockdown means we’re forming a much closer bond.”
– Chelsea & Luke
As a foster carer for a child with a disability, you will receive a competitive fostering fee and allowance when you have a young person placed with you.
The competitive fee recognises the additional skills and experience you will need to take on this type of placement.
Download our Fostering Fees guide here.