Fostering In Bedfordshire
Fostering in Bedfordshire can change children and young people’s lives. If you have been thinking about becoming a foster carer for some time, or if this is the first time you have considered it, we are here to provide you with all the information you require to start your fostering journey.
Fostering involves providing safe, stable and caring homes to vulnerable children for a certain length of time. As a foster carer, you can choose how you want to make a difference, as there are different types of foster care. Above all, fostering is rewarding. It is about empowering young people to change their own lives for the better, and many of our existing foster carers have shared the most inspiring stories of how young people have thrived in their care. TACT are recruiting foster carers in Bedfordshire in order to provide care and guidance for these vulnerable young people.
In order to start your fostering journey, there are some initial requirements to fulfil. They are:
- To have at least one spare bedroom in your home
- To be aged 21 years or over (there is no upper age limit)
- To be a full time resident of the UK
We are often asked if previous training or experience is required. Whilst some experience of caring for children would be preferable, we provide full and ongoing training to all our foster carers. You may even have some transferable skills already, such as working with or caring for vulnerable children. Whatever your background, foster carers come from all walks of life and this is something that we truly embrace at TACT. Additionally, we are a charity – so we reinvest surplus income into providing more support and training for our fostering households.
You could join our Fostering Bedfordshire team and make a real difference to children’s lives.
Why foster in Bedfordshire with TACT?
TACT is the UK’s largest dedicated fostering charity. We have been providing nurturing and caring homes for vulnerable children since 1993.
We work closely with Central Bedfordshire local authority to help find caring homes for children and young people. We can only do this with a fantastic team of foster carers – and that’s where you come in. As well as investing surplus income into providing more training and support for our fostering households, we provide additional support over and above what is required of a fostering charity. That’s why we developed our dedicated education service, health service and online foster carer portal.
Additionally, our TACT Connect service ensures that when young people leave our care, they continue to receive our support into adulthood.
This is why 96% of our carers would recommend us to others thinking of fostering.
“I’d recommend becoming a TACT foster carer. They have always given us the support we need to make a real difference to the lives of some amazing young people.”
– TACT Foster Carer (East Midlands)