What happens when a child is taken into care?
8 Benefits of being a Foster Parent
Fostering as a career
How long does it take to become a foster carer?
Becoming a foster carer in the UK
Cultural diversity in foster care
How to foster a child
Can I choose who I foster?
What is the role of an independent fostering agency?
How to support the reunification process
What is private fostering?
Benefits of fostering with an independent fostering agency
Fostering a child with disabilities
Fostering a disabled child
Changing IFA: Transferring to Excel Fostering
What happens on an initial home visit?
How to prepare your home for a foster child
Can I take my foster child on holiday?
How to prepare for fostering a child for the first time
Children who foster
5 Myths about Fostering Teenagers
How much does it cost to raise a child in the UK?
5 Foster Child Bedroom Ideas
Can I foster if I have pets?
Positive Behaviour Management Strategies for Children in Foster Care
How to bond with your foster child
What is a Care Leaver?
Reasons for a child to be taken into care
How to adopt from foster care
Fostering Vs Adoption
Tips for coping when foster placements end.
Does my foster child have depression?
How to deal with foster child bullying
Do foster carers get a pension?
Common Fostering Challenges and How to Overcome Them
Many people are interested in becoming foster parents but aren’t always sure what the process entails, or what the foster care requirements are to become a carer. From how old you need to be, your UK residency and your health, find out everything you need to know about criteria for fostering a child now.
Firstly, you may be asking yourself “can I foster?”. If you’re reading this, you probably already have some of the core traits of someone who can foster - such as being caring and having a desire to help make a difference in the lives of children and young people in need.
When beginning your journey to become a foster parent, it’s important to recognise the primary foster carer requirements:
Your gender, race, religion, relationship status or whether you identify as LGBTQ+ has no impact on your ability to provide top quality care to a child or young person. Therefore, this means that none of the above impacts your ability to become a foster carer.
Our guide on “can I foster if…?” covers this is more detail – focussing on if you can foster with a criminal record, if you can foster as a single parent or if you have medical or health problems.
However, when considering if you could foster, there should be other factors to consider before you apply, such as:
If you’re interested in fostering, and think the above foster carer requirements match your character and circumstances, get in touch with us today. Our team of experts will help you find out more information about how to foster a child.
If you’ve got any questions or would like to find out more about fostering with Capstone, fill out the form below.
An experienced fostering advisor from your local area will then be in touch.
Start the conversation today. Our team of friendly advisors are on hand to answer any foster care questions you may have. We can offer you honest and practical advice that can help you decide if becoming a foster carer is the right path for you.