Why become a foster carer
Fostering allows you to make a real difference to a child’s life. By becoming a foster carer you can provide children with a nurturing home, stability, security and consistency. You can help children to experience a happy childhood and have the opportunity to succeed and reach their potential.
Fostering can be difficult and demanding, but it can also be incredibly rewarding.
Why Norfolk Fostering Service?
- By being a foster carer for us you are helping to support Norfolk children and families
- Carers have local Norfolk children placed with them
- We know the children and our carers well, so we can match the right child with the right family
- We offer extensive training and have local support groups
- Supervising social workers will know your locality well
- Our foster carers are always approached first. We only use other fostering providers if we have no suitable in-house carers
- 24-hour support and advice
Support we offer
At Norfolk Fostering Service we provide training on many subjects such as safeguarding, attachment, first aid and a preparation for fostering course.
- An allocated social worker who will visit and be in touch with you regularly for supervision and support
- Access to local network groups in different parts of Norfolk
- 24-hour support and advice from our out-of-hours team
- A range of training and learning opportunities
- Local specialised support from health, education and therapeutic providers
- Free membership of The Fostering Network who provide specialist advice and support
- Financial allowance
- Support groups for foster carers own children
- Social opportunities to meet other Norfolk foster carers