Fostering in Darlington
Imagine making a difference to children’s lives in Darlington. Imagine giving them the care and guidance they may never have had. Imagine seeing them flourish at school or college, or in a job they feel passionate about. If you become a foster carer, you could make this a reality.
There are many ways to make a difference as a foster carer. Our team at TACT are here to answer any questions you may have, and to help you to decide if it is the right choice for you and your household. As we are charity, there is no pressure for you to apply if you change your mind.
Young people come into care for different reasons. Sometimes they are only in foster care for a relatively short period of time. This could be due to an illness in the family, or some conflict that requires the children to be removed until it is resolved. Sadly, some young people need to stay in care for longer periods due to neglect or abuse. TACT are recruiting foster carers in Darlington in order to provide care and guidance for these vulnerable young people.
You may think that you would need lots of childcare experience to become a foster carer, but this really isn’t the case. Some experience of working with children would be helpful, but full training would be provided. The initial criteria for becoming a foster carer in Darlington would be to have at least one spare bedroom, be aged over 21 and to be a full time resident of the UK. If this sounds like something YOU could do, you could join our Darlington 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 Darlington 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 Darlington, 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.
“We receive amazing support from TACT, especially from our supervising social worker. We settled on TACT as we liked their ethos.”
– Foster Carer (North East)