Fostering in Hertfordshire
You could change the lives of children in your local area by becoming a foster carer. Fostering in Hertfordshire is all about providing young people with a safe, stable and caring home. A place where they can recover from any trauma they may have experienced.
To watch children regain their confidence at school or college, or just generally in their everyday lives, is so rewarding. There are lots of different ways that you could make a real difference. Our team of enquiry officers here at TACT will be able to advise you about the different types of fostering that best suit you and your household.
The length of time that a young person remains in foster care entirely depends on the reasons they came into care in the first place. For example, conflicts or illnesses within the family could mean that children only need to be fostered for a short period of time. Unfortunately, many young people require care for much longer due to neglect or abuse. TACT are recruiting foster carers in Hertfordshire in order to provide care and guidance for these vulnerable young people.
To begin your fostering in Hertfordshire 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
Many people rule themselves out of fostering because they feel that they don’t have any childcare skills or experience. Whilst some experience is preferred, full and ongoing training will be provided, at no cost to you. As a charity, we reinvest surplus income into providing more support and training for our fostering households. Some of our foster carers discover that they are able to bring skills they already have into fostering, such as caring for children with learning or physical disabilities.
If this sounds like something YOU could do, you could join our Hertfordshire Fostering 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 Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire, 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)