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.