Fostering in Dudley
Every day, young people in Dudley come into care for lots of different reasons. You could change children’s lives by providing a caring and nurturing home as a Dudley foster carer.
There are many reasons why children come into care. It could be due to a family breakdown or because a parent or guardian requires temporary hospital treatment. Sadly, the main reason is because of neglect or abuse. TACT are recruiting foster carers in Dudley in order to provide safe and caring homes for vulnerable young people.
You don’t need any previous formal childcare or fostering experience as full and ongoing training will be provided. However, some experience of either working with or caring for children is preferable. What you will need is at least one spare bedroom in your home. You will also need to be over 21 years of age, and be a full time resident in the UK (or have indefinite leave to remain). If this sounds like something you could do, you could join our Dudley Fostering Team!
Watch Samantha, one of our West Midlands foster carers, talk about what it is like to be a TACT foster carer:
Why foster in Dudley with TACT?
TACT is the UK’s largest dedicated fostering charity. This enables us to provide care for children on a national level. We reinvest any surplus income into providing more support and training for our foster carers.
TACT works in partnership with Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council to provide caring and nurturing foster homes for vulnerable young people. By joining our Dudley Fostering team, you will receive training and support that is local to you. Because we reinvest our surplus income, we can provide additional support resources 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.
“After looking at various agencies, we gravitated towards TACT as it was a not-for-profit, meaning we knew the funding would be spent on the children and carers. Also, it being a charity was appealing to us.”
– Foster Carer (Midlands)