Who are the children we need carers for in the South of England?
We are recruiting foster carers all across the South of England, however there is a particular demand for foster carers in and around the areas of 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. All of our foster families in the South of the England are currently caring for children, and the demand for high quality foster carers means we need more capacity.
Why foster with TACT?
Foster carers come to us for many reasons and 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.
At TACT we are more than just a fostering agency; as a charity we put our foster carers and the children they care for at the heart of everything that we do.
Choosing to become a foster carer is one of the most rewarding decisions you will ever make, and we will be by your side every step of the way making sure that you feel valued, encouraged and supported – that is why 96% of our foster carers would recommend fostering with TACT.
Across the South region, we offer:
- Local training and support groups hosted in Wimborne and Havant.
- We have achieved an Ofsted rating of ‘Outstanding’ in our most recent inspection
- Social workers based in both Dorset and Hampshire, meaning support is always available.
- Children and foster carer events throughout the year, including trips to aquariums, theme parks and the beach. We understand what a vital role the birth children of our foster carers play within fostering families, so they also attend all events and days out.
- Our new foster carers are ‘buddied’ with our more experienced foster carers to provide additional support. Our foster families also regularly meet up for coffee mornings and days out.
- Support to our foster families is provided by social workers, children’s resource workers, therapists and educational support.
“We had found ourselves living back in the UK after some years adventuring overseas – we were in our early 30s, married, just bought our first home and had a spare bedroom. It wasn’t an immediate thought that our spare room could be a foster child’s bedroom. Our first thought was that it would become a study or a water sports storage room! However, we had always said we’d consider fostering a child rather than having our own…”