Fostering in Suffolk
Foster carers help change young people’s lives every day. In Suffolk alone, there are many children and young people who urgently require caring, nurturing and supportive foster homes. Therefore if fostering is something you have been considering for a while, or if it’s something you have just started to research, now would be a great time to start your fostering journey. You could join our Fostering Suffolk team!
A foster carer’s role is to provide nurturing, stable and caring homes for vulnerable young people. There are many different types of foster care, and our enquiry officers will be able to talk you through the best options to suit you and your household.
How do I start?
Before making 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.
Join our Fostering Suffolk team, and start changing the lives of young people 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 Suffolk 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 Suffolk County Council to help support the need for suitably ‘matched’ foster homes. We are a charity, so we do not ‘profit’ from foster care. This enables us to find the very best fostering options for young people without financial targets being the driving factor. Additionally, our surplus income is reinvested into providing more support and training, ensuring that our Suffolk Fostering team are fully supported and have the knowledge they need to make a difference to children’s lives.
We 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 care, they have TACT’s support into adulthood.
This is why 98% of our carers would recommend us to others thinking of fostering.
“The children come first, as they should, which is why I approached the organisation. The staff have all been hugely supportive. My TACT supervising social worker (SSW) is always there and ready to listen and help.”
– TACT Foster Carer