Fostering in Northamptonshire
You may have been thinking about fostering in Northamptonshire for a while, or it may be something that you’ve only just discovered. Whatever stage you are at in your fostering journey, we’re here to help.
Every week, hundreds of children and young people in Northamptonshire come into care for a variety of reasons. It could be because of conflicts within the family home, resulting in children needing to be temporarily removed while that conflict is resolved. Or it could also be due to an illness, meaning that a parent or guardian is physically unable to meet the needs of their children. Unfortunately, it could also be because of abuse or neglect. TACT are recruiting foster carers in Northamptonshire to provide safe and caring homes to these young people.
No previous childcare experience is necessary in order to start your fostering journey in Northamptonshire, as full training will be provided. To start the application process, you just need at least one spare bedroom in your home, a caring and nurturing character – and lots of energy to provide a child with a secure and loving home. If this sounds like something that you could do, you could join our Fostering Northamptonshire Team!
Why foster in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire, we provide our foster carers 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.
“The support we’ve received from TACT throughout our fostering journey has been outstanding. We’ve utilised the support of other foster carers and accessed support groups which have been incredibly helpful, while there is always someone from TACT at the other end of the phone whenever we have needed it.”
– Foster Carer (East Midlands)