Fostering in Newham
Becoming a foster carer can change young people’s lives. Unfortunately, many children in the London Borough of Newham urgently require supportive and caring foster homes, so if becoming a foster carer is something you have been considering, now would be a great time to start your fostering journey. You could join our Fostering Newham team!
The role of a foster carer is to provide a stable, nurturing and caring home for vulnerable children. There are many different types of foster care that you can provide, and our enquiry officers will be able to talk you through the best options to suit you and your household.
Fostering is highly rewarding. Many of our current foster carers have shared the most amazing stories of how they’ve helped empower young people in their care to turn their own lives around.
How do I start?
Before you make a fostering application, you will need:
- To be aged 21 years or over
- To have at least one spare bedroom in your home
- To be a full time resident of the UK
You don’t need any childcare qualifications, as full and ongoing training will be provided. However we do ask that applicants have some form of experience caring for a child.
As we are a charity, we reinvest surplus income into providing more training for our fostering households.
By joining our Fostering Newham team, you could help change young people’s lives in your local area.
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 Newham with TACT?
TACT is the UK’s largest dedicated fostering charity. We have been providing nurturing and caring homes for vulnerable young people since 1993.
We work closely with Newham Council to help provide ‘matched’ foster homes for children and young people. We are a charity, so we do not ‘profit’ from foster care. Instead, our surplus income is reinvested into providing more support and training, ensuring that our Newham Fostering team are fully supported and have the knowledge they need to make a difference to children’s lives.
We also provide a number of unique additional support resources, such as a dedicated Education Service, Health Service – and an online foster carer portal. Our TACT Connect service ensures that when children leave the care system, they have TACT’s support into adulthood.
This is why 98% of our carers would recommend us to others thinking of fostering.
“We had been given so much training, support and advice from TACT, as well as guidance from other TACT foster carers. We found the application to foster process very simple.”
– TACT Foster Carer