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 provide our foster parents with training and support that is local to them – to enable them to change young people’s lives. Because we reinvest surplus income, we can provide additional support over and above what is required of a fostering charity, such as a dedicated education service and an online foster carer portal. We are even currently developing our own specialist health service.
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 96% of our carers would recommend us to others thinking of fostering.
“Since day one, we have been welcomed and made to feel part of a family, the support we receive from the team is amazing”
– Foster Carer (North West)