Fostering in Leeds
Fostering in Leeds might be something you have been considering for some time. Whatever stage you are at in your fostering journey, we are here to help you!
Children and young people in the Leeds area come into care for lots of different reasons. An illness in the family might prevent a parent or guardian properly caring for their children on a short-term basis. There may be a conflict within the family, meaning that children need to be temporarily removed until that conflict is resolved. Sadly, the main reason why children come into care is because of abuse or neglect. The welfare of a child will always come first in any situation, so if a child is removed from their home, it is important for them to be matched to fantastic foster carers. TACT are recruiting foster carers in Leeds to provide care, guidance and security to these young people.
No previous childcare or fostering experience is required, as full and ongoing training will be provided. The initial criteria for becoming a foster carer is to have at least one spare bedroom in your home, a nurturing and caring disposition – and lots of energy to provide a child with a secure and supportive home. If this sounds like something YOU could do, you could join our Fostering Leeds 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 Leeds 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 Leeds, 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)