At Excel, we strongly believe that every child deserves to be placed in a loving and supportive home that respects their unique beliefs and values. If you’re a Muslim, looking to foster, the following guide explores our ethos, foster care requirements and the support we offer to Muslim foster children.
At Excel, equality, inclusion and anti-discriminatory practice is at the core of all we do. Our priority is to ensure that every child and young person in foster care is protected against discrimination against their gender, race, sex, age, class, religion, sexual orientation, disability, beliefs or ethnicity. Equally, we work hard to ensure that every individual, no matter their background or protected characteristic, has the opportunity to become a foster carer.
Whilst there is a higher chance that Muslim foster parents may be matched to foster a child of a Muslim background, this is never guaranteed.
Ensuring your foster child’s cultural and religious needs are met is extremely important to their overall development. Therefore, it’s crucial that you respect and support their religious beliefs and practises, even if you yourself are not religious.
With that said, one of the keys to long term successful foster carers is having access to a good support network. When fostering practising Muslim children, you can access a plethora of support from the Muslim community – which can create a real sense of community for your foster children and you as foster parents. This is extremely important when raising a Muslim foster child – it’s crucial that they feel in touch with their religion and the wider religious community.
The same foster care requirements apply for all of our foster children. If you’re interested in becoming a foster carer, you must:
Whether you are single or part of a couple, fostering is the perfect choice for a rewarding career that provides a loving and nurturing home to a young person in need. Find out more about the fostering requirements now.
At Excel, we have over 150 staff supporting carers all across England. Our local teams work closely with the carers in their area to provide personalised support to each foster family. We work hard to maintain the family feel of all our local offices, so that we can offer carers the best of both worlds – the resources and expertise of a large agency with the family feel that carers really value.
Want to know more about Muslim fostering and how we can support you? Fill in the enquiry form below or calls us on 01253 712734. A member of our expert term will be happy to help answer your questions.
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An experienced fostering advisor from your local area will then be in touch.