We are urgently recruiting more foster carers to specialise in remand fostering. We would especially like to hear from people who may have worked with young offenders, including probation or youth justice workers, police and prison officers, youth workers or teachers.
Remand fostering offers a safe family accommodation for alleged young offenders from the age of 10 to 17, while they are awaiting trial or sentencing.
As a remand foster carer, you can provide the vital support a young person requires when they need it most. You can make a real difference to a young person’s life, giving them the inspiration and encouragement needed to provide them with a brighter and safer future.
Remand fostering offers a safe family accommodation for alleged young offenders from the age of 10 to 17, while they are awaiting trial or sentencing. Custody can be damaging for vulnerable young people, perpetuating a cycle of imprisonment and re-offending. We believe that remand foster care offers young people the support needed to rethink their actions and to alter their behaviour.
Foster carers are sometimes nervous about taking on remand foster placements as they fear that the children and young people are much more complex. We will assist you with the skills and knowledge that you may need for this type of foster care. Often, foster carers already experienced in working with teenagers can easily make this transition.
Remand fostering can be challenging, however you can be assured that you won’t be on your own. TACT will be by your side, providing you with 24/7 support so you be confident that we will be here for you when you need us most.
We will also provide you with a comprehensive training package to ensure you feel confident and capable to take on the challenges that comes with remand fostering.
For those interested in remand placements have additional training and assessment and are approved by the fostering panel. A remand foster carers handbook is provided.
As an emergency foster carer, you will receive an enhanced fostering fee and allowance when you have a young person placed with you.
The enhanced fee recognises the complexities of the placement and the additional skills and experience you will need to take on this type of placement.
Read more about our fees and allowances.