Fostering in the South Coast

There are hundreds of children in the South Coast who cannot be looked after by their own family. This could be because of illness or family breakdowns or because they have experienced some form of neglect. TACT are actively looking for foster carers across the South Coast to provide care and support to these children. If you have a spare bedroom, a caring nature and energy to provide a child with a happy home, we believe you could become an amazing foster carer!

We particularly want to hear from prospective carers in Bournemouth, Dorset, Hampshire, Poole, Portsmouth, Southampton and West Sussex.

We would ideally like to hear from people who would like to care for children aged five years and over, sibling groups or children with complex needs.

TACT have been developing a presence in the South of England, particularly to meet the needs of placement referrals in Hampshire who are part of the South Central contract framework. We are also developing Dorset and surrounding areas where we are preferred providers.

Why foster with TACT?

At TACT we are more than just a fostering agency, as a charity we put children at the heart of everything that we do and all of our surplus income goes back into services for our carers and the children that they look after.

Foster carers come to us for many reasons, they stay with us – because we help them do the most rewarding job in the world. Together we transform the lives of children and young people, giving them the chance to lead happy, loving, fulfilled lives.

We have recently received feedback from our 2017 Ofsted Inspection and are delighted to announce that TACT South Coast have achieved an Outstanding rating from Ofsted. It is extremely pleasing to be acknowledged as offering an exceptionally high quality service to our foster carers and children and young people. To read our recent Ofsted report, click here.

As a TACT foster carer you will benefit from:

24/7 support ensuring that whatever you face as a foster carer you are never alone
• A competitive professional fee, worked out depending on the detail of each placement
• An excellent training package, tailored to your needs and those of the children placed with you
• Regular meetings and support groups, giving you the chance to meet other foster carers and share experience
• Dedicated events for the children in your care, giving them the chance to meet other fostered children

Our Office:

TACT South West
The Vassall Centre
Gill Avenue
Fishponds
Bristol
BS16 2QQ

Although our office is based in Bristol, we have staff based in all areas of the South Coast so you can rest assured knowing that wherever you are, we have highly skilled staff ready to support you through your fostering journey. Find out more in our Statement of Purpose.