About Fostering

You can make a huge difference to a child or young person's life as well as to your own.

Foster carers provide more than just a home. They provide love, support and a nurturing environment for children and young people.

In some cases, this can mean taking a young child and providing them with a loving home through to the age of 18. In other cases, it can mean supporting them for a specific period of time with respite care, perhaps while their usual foster is on holiday or needs additional support.

The young people we help have often had traumatic childhoods and they are often older teenagers with complex needs. These are often the children who need the most help.

We put our young people at the heart of everything. We give our Foster Carers all the support they need to make these children’s lives better.

In addition to practical support, all foster carers receive an allowance to cover the cost of looking after a fostered child. Our carers also receive a fee for the work that they do.

We are always looking for new foster carers, particularly to look after children and older teenagers. We also need carers for disabled children, sibling groups and parent and child placements.

Providing a foster home even for a few days or several years can be very rewarding.

The many benefits of becoming a Foster Carer include:

  • Having a rewarding career working from home
  • Experiencing a sense of achievement from helping others
  • Enjoying having children in your life
  • Gaining satisfaction from helping a child learn and develop
  • Having an opportunity to use your parenting or life skills
  • Helping your own family learn to share and care for others
  • Taking on a fresh challenge, at whatever age
  • No qualifications are required. Full training is provided by Anchor

The application process is clear and simple, and we'll answer any questions you have along the way. We make sure you get the training you need to do a great job - before you become foster carers and after. We match the needs of children to your skills, experience and situation to find the right placement, Our local teams will give you 24-hour support.

If you are ready for the challenging yet rewarding nature of fostering, the team at Anchor Foster Care is here to provide all the help and advice you need.

To make an enquiry or learn more information - contact us now.