Fostering in Bradford
Changing children’s lives in Bradford could be the most rewarding thing you do. If fostering has been on your mind for a while, our team at TACT are here to answer any questions you may have about becoming a foster carer.
We understand that the decision to foster in Bradford should be highly considered. After all, it has to be the right decision for both you and your household. There are many ways to make a difference, as children come into foster care for lots of different reasons. It could be that an illness is preventing a parent or guardian from properly caring for their children, meaning these children need to go into care for a short period of time. Conflict within the family could mean that young people need to be temporarily removed until that conflict is resolved. Sadly, many children require more long-term care due to abuse or neglect. TACT are recruiting foster carers in Bradford in order to provide care and guidance for these vulnerable young people.
Many people ask us if any childcare experience is required. Whilst some experience in caring for children would be advantageous, full and ongoing training will be provided. What you would need is at least one spare bedroom, and the energy to provide a child with a secure and supportive home. Also, there are some personal qualities that we would look for. They are: resilience, patience and a caring nature. If this sounds like something YOU could do, you could join our Bradford Fostering team!
TACT North East foster carer Chris discusses below the support and guidance she has received from TACT, and how she felt ‘ready’ for her first fostering placement.
Why foster in Bradford 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 Bradford, 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.
“After doing some research into other fostering agencies and charities, I came across TACT. The views of the CEO which were very child-centred reflected my own, while the fact that TACT is a charity was very important to me. I would not have transferred to a profit-based organisation, so I liked the fact that any money which TACT made was reinvested into their young people and foster families.”
– Foster Carer (North East)