Fostering in Brent
Fostering in Brent means changing the lives of children in your local area, by providing them with a stable, safe and caring home. Somewhere they can recover from any trauma they may have experienced.
Watching children and young people in your care find their feet and regain their confidence at school or college, or just generally in their everyday lives, is so rewarding. As there are different types of foster care, you can choose how you want to make a difference – and our team of enquiry officers here at TACT will be able to advise you.
Children spend different lengths of time in foster care. A family conflict or illness could mean that young people only need to be fostered for a short period of time. Unfortunately, many young people require foster care for much longer due to neglect or abuse. TACT are recruiting foster carers in Brent in order to provide care and guidance for these vulnerable young people.
In order to begin your fostering journey, there are some initial requirements to fulfil. They are:
- To be aged 21 years or over
- To have at least one spare bedroom in your home
- Be a full time resident of the UK
Contrary to what you may have heard, you don’t actually need any formal childcare qualifications or experience, as full and ongoing training will be provided at no cost to you. We are a charity, so we are able to reinvest surplus income into providing more support and training for our fostering households. You may even have valuable skills and experience already, that you could bring into fostering – such as caring for children with learning or physical disabilities.
If this sounds like something YOU could do, you could join our Fostering Brent team!
TACT foster carers, The Wrights, talk about how proud they are of the young people they have cared for, and about the support they receive from TACT:
Why foster in Brent with TACT?
TACT is the UK’s largest dedicated fostering charity. 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 Brent, 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, health service and an online foster carer portal.
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.
“Being a former foster child myself, I was ready and pleased to help vulnerable children in need. I chose to foster with TACT because I liked the fact that they are a charity and since the beginning they have proved to be very helpful and supportive whenever needed.”
– Foster Carer (East London)