Fostering in Hartlepool
If you’re looking for a new challenge, or a change in direction that involves helping other people, fostering in Hartlepool could be for you. As a foster carer, you would be responsible for the care and guidance of young people within your own home. There are many ways you can do this, depending on the type of fostering that best matches your household. Our enquiry officers here at TACT will be able to advise you about the different ways that you could make a difference to children’s lives. We are a charity, so we place no pressure on anyone to continue with a fostering application. Becoming a foster carer in Hartlepool needs to be the right choice for you and your household.
Children and young people come into care for different reasons. Sometimes they only require this care for a short time period due to a family illness or a conflict within the home. Other times, they need to stay in foster care for longer periods due to neglect or abuse. TACT are recruiting foster carers in Hartlepool in order to provide care and guidance for these vulnerable young people.
No previous experience of fostering or childcare is necessary as full training will be provided. However, some experience of looking after children would be advantageous. The basic initial criteria to start a fostering application is to be aged 21 years or over, to have at least one spare bedroom in your home, and to be a full time resident of the UK. If this sounds like something YOU could do, you could join our Hartlepool 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 Hartlepool 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 Hartlepool, 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)