Fostering in Oldham
In Oldham, there are many children and young people who cannot be looked after by their own parents. There are lots of reasons for this, such as conflict within the family, or an illness – but it could also be because they have experienced some form of abuse or neglect. TACT are recruiting foster carers in Oldham to provide care, security and guidance to these young children.
No previous experience or qualifications are necessary. In fact, the initial criteria for becoming a foster carer is to have at least one spare bedroom, 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 Oldham team!
TACT North West carer Karen, from Greater Manchester, discusses below why she chose to foster with TACT and what she loves about being a foster carer.
Why foster in Oldham 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 Oldham, 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.
“Since day one, we have been welcomed and made to feel part of a family, the support we receive from the team is amazing”
– Foster Carer (North West)