Fostering in Rotherham
If you’re looking for a change of career, or just a new challenge that involves helping or caring for other people, then fostering in Rotherham could be for you.
Making a difference to children’s lives in Rotherham could be the most rewarding thing you do. Young people come into care for lots of different reasons, including a family illness that may mean that children need to be fostered in the short term. Also, internal conflicts within the family may mean that young people need to go into care until those conflicts are resolved. Unfortunately, the main reason why children are fostered is because of neglect or abuse. In any situation, children will always come first, so TACT are recruiting foster carers in Rotherham to provide urgent care, guidance and security to these vulnerable young people.
It may surprise you to learn that you don’t actually require any previous childcare or fostering experience, as full and ongoing training will be provided. However a resilient, caring and patient nature is required to become a foster parent. Furthermore, the initial criteria for becoming a foster carer is to have at least one spare bedroom, 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 Rotherham 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 Rotherham 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 Rotherham, 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)