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You need to have a spare bedroom with no other needed purpose and have a permanent address, either owned or rented.
Those that have the ability to provide warmth, empathy and encouragement, those that will listen to children, encourage them, and make time to enjoy doing activities with them.
Those that will be able set structure and boundaries with fairness and empathy.
Individuals who are able to show durability, resilience, and commitment.
The skills to work effectively with others. This may be members of the fostering team, social workers, birth parents, schools and others.
Individuals that are understanding of identity and diversity. They will be able to have an approach that values difference in society, and demonstrates a willingness to learn about other cultures or issues as appropriate to the needs of individual children in their care.
An individual who is willing to always be open to learning and development in their fostering role.
If you are interested in supporting our Children Looked After in the Vale please let us know by phone, email or via our online form: