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Children and young people in the foster care system often come from all races, religions and ethnicities. Generally, it’s a diverse pool of young people coming from all different walks of life. That’s why we encourage our foster carers to be just as diverse – as, in some instances, it can be more beneficial for the child in care to be placed with foster carers of their own religion or culture. Learn more about our foster care placement matching from Excel Fostering, and why matching foster children to culturally similar foster families is so important. Community Care Inform and BAAF...

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Thinking about becoming a foster carer? Recent statistics show that the UK needs to recruit over 8,000 new foster carers to keep up with the increasing demand. Here at Excel Fostering, we’re always looking for passionate and caring foster carers to join our team. But how do you get started? We know that becoming a foster carer may be a path that many are intrigued by and want to know more, but it can be difficult to know where to start. That’s why we’ve put together this helpful guide, detailing how to foster a child, and how to become a foster...

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Often when people start thinking about fostering, there are common misconceptions on whether you can foster or not based on who you are, your career and experience and where you live. That’s why we’ve put together a fostering FAQs section based on questions relating to ‘can I foster if…’. However, if you have a question which we have not answered below, please get in touch with a member of our friendly team for more information. Fostering with Excel Fostering requires you to be at least 21 years of age – however, there is no upper age limit on becoming a foster...

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