Fostering in Dorset
In Dorset, there are many children and young people who desperately need safe and caring homes – because they are unable to live with their own families. Family conflict may be the reason for this, or even an illness. However, the most common reason why children come into care is because of neglect or abuse. TACT are recruiting foster carers in Dorset to provide safe and caring homes to these children, enabling them to rebuild their lives and move towards independence when they become young adults.
No previous childcare experience is required to start fostering in Dorset, as full and ongoing training will be provided. To start the application process, you just need at least one spare bedroom in your home, a caring and nurturing character – and lots of energy to provide a child with a secure and loving home. If this sounds like something that you could do, you could join our Fostering Dorset Team!
Why foster in Dorset 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 our team of foster carers.
TACT works closely with Dorset Council in order to ensure that young people are matched to the right TACT foster carer. We have a great team of carers in Dorset and surrounding areas, and we provide local training and support to our foster carers. 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 that provides key information, advice and resources.
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.
“After much research we decided to apply to foster through TACT based on the level of support it provided. We like that TACT’s focus is exclusively on the children and their carers.”
– TACT Foster Carer (South East)