Children with Disabilities

We are urgently looking for more foster carers who are able to care for children with disabilities.

Taking care of a child with disabilities can seem quite daunting, however you can be assured that TACT will be by your side every step of the way providing 24/7 support and a huge range of training and development opportunities.

By providing a safe and stable home to a child with a disability, you will be giving a young person the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential. It may also be one of the most rewarding things you ever choose to do.

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.

We have created a TACT wide network for carers of children with disabilities, to enable them to connect and provide peer support to each other. The network meets monthly and are regularly joined by guests such as heads of specialist services, who can provide information and support that is bespoke for the group.

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.

Fostering Allowance

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.

Read more about our fees and allowances.