You may be thinking about making some New Year’s resolutions.
Yes, you could decorate the lounge, and you could finally actually make use of your gym membership. But what about a resolution that literally changes a life? Think about becoming a foster carer.
Deciding to help vulnerable children who are in the care system through no fault of their own, is for all our foster carers one of the most important and rewarding things they have done in their lives.
We need more foster carers across the UK and there is a particular need for carers who can look after siblings and teenagers.
You will need to be over 21 and have a spare room, and there are few barriers to becoming a foster carer. The most important criteria is your ability to listen and empathise, to provide a stable and loving home and to speak up for the children you care for. Your sexuality, marital status, age and whether you own a home do not determine your suitability as a foster carer, and therefore will not impact your fostering application.
With TACT, foster parents benefit from unrivalled support, including 24/7 help and an extensive training program. We have more than 25 years’ experience of looking after children and young people, and we are proud of our child-focused approach and emphasis on helping them to achieve their potential.
And did we mention that we are also a charity? That means that we do not profit from the care of vulnerable children and any surplus is put back into our services.
When considering a New Year’s resolution, TACT asks you to think about the positive difference you could make to the life of a young person in 2020 and beyond.
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