Why Foster With TACT?
When it comes to fostering with TACT, we go that extra mile to ensure that our foster carers and the children they provide care for are given the best possible support.
Read our top reasons to foster with TACT below.
1. TACT is the UK’s Largest Dedicated Fostering Charity
We are the UK’s largest dedicated fostering charity and we’ve been helping to provide loving families for vulnerable children for over 25 years.
As a charity, we put young people at the heart of every decision and we passionately believe that all children deserve to live in loving, safe and stable homes. Unlike some commercial fostering agencies, we are not driven by profit, but by the best possible outcomes, which is why all our surplus income is put back into the services and support that we provide to our carers and young people.
2. We Provide a Voice for Young People
We are passionate about providing a voice for children and young people in care. Their needs and views are at the heart of everything we do. We actively campaign to influence government policies and argue for positive changes that enable young people to achieve their full potential.
TACT are also members of The Alliance for Children in Care and Care Leavers, The Kinship Care Alliance and Stand Up For Siblings.
Read more about how we advocate for young people by visiting our Reinvesting To Change Children’s Lives page.
3. Putting Children First
Children and young people will always come first at TACT. This is why we carefully and expertly match children to our fantastic team of foster carers all over the country. We will never pressure our carers to take a placement just because a bed is available, it’s always about matching each young person with the most suitable carers.
Good matching will help young people to thrive and feel supported and secure in their foster home and helps ensure that placements are stable and long lasting, hopefully minimising the chance of placements from breaking down, which can be emotionally challenging for both the young people and foster carers.
4. 24/7 Foster Carer Support
When a person becomes a foster carer with TACT, we don’t just leave them to get on with it. Every foster carer is assigned their own supervising social worker who will provide support every step of the way. Our social workers will be there right from the start and if our carers ever have any questions, issues or concerns.
We know fostering isn’t a 9-5 job, which is why we offer support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Read more about our comprehensive support.