Fostering in Bolton
In Bolton, there are some children and young people who cannot be looked after by their own parents. It could be because of internal conflicts within the family, or a parent or guardian may have a long-term illness. Sadly, it could also be because they have experienced some form of neglect, or even abuse. TACT are currently recruiting foster parents in Bolton in order to provide loving homes for these young people.
You don’t need any childcare qualifications, or even any experience. The initial criteria for becoming a foster carer is to have at least one spare bedroom in your home, a caring and nurturing disposition – and energy to provide a child with a secure and loving home. If you feel that this could be something you could do, you could join our Fostering Bolton team!
TACT North West carer Karen, from Greater Manchester, discusses below why she chose to foster with TACT and what she loves about being a foster carer.
Why foster in Bolton with TACT?
TACT is the UK’s largest dedicated fostering charity – enabling us to provide care for children on a national level. We reinvest any surplus income into providing more support and training for foster carers interested in fostering.
As one of the leading fostering agencies in Bolton, we work closely with Bolton Council to ensure that we match children and young people to our fantastic team of foster carers in the area. Our Fostering Bolton team of carers are provided with training and support that is local to them – to enable them to change young people’s lives. Because we reinvest surplus income, the additional support that we can provide to our foster carers in Bolton is over and above what is required of a fostering charity. This includes a dedicated education service, health service and an online foster carer portal that contains useful resources and information.
We’re more than just a fostering agency – we go above and beyond to look after our foster carers and the children they provide care for. Our TACT Connect service ensures that when children leave the care system, they have TACT’s support for life.
This is why 98% of our carers would recommend us to others thinking of fostering.
“TACT were recommended to us by a friend who had previously fostered with them. The staff at TACT have been very knowledgeable and always willing to help, and our children have always been made aware that this support is available to them as well.”
– TACT Foster Carer (North West)