Information for Carers

Anchor Foster Care is pleased to welcome and support anyone who is considering becoming a foster carer.

We are looking for full-time carers as well as respite carers – people who may only be able to commit to providing short periods of foster care and support.

Visit our FAQs section to find out more about fostering or fill in our enquiry form to request a call back.

How to Become a Foster Carer

Find out how to get into fostering and the steps involved in becoming an Approved Foster Carer.

Training

We are committed to ensuring that your skills and competencies are kept up to date at all times and that you are provided with the necessary resources to effectively carry out the fostering task. We therefore equally expect you as a valued Anchor foster carer to commit to continuous training and improvement by attending all relevant training that we provide. Your supervising social worker is at hand to provide more information about training if you require it. All of our upcoming training courses are listed on our Calendar Page

Anchor also provides online training for staff and foster carers through the Social Care Training Hub.  See available online fostering courses here.  

Note: Training requests must be made via a supervising social worker.

Upcoming Events

The five Anchor regions get involved in their local communities and regularly promote family fun days and local events. Visit our News section to keep track of what’s on in your area.

Internet Safety

There are a number of publications, guides and articles about internet safety and keeping young people safe available online. We've linked to a few of our favourites below, but you might want to add to this list and research a few others. Anchor also share useful resource links on our social media pages, so keep an eye out.

National Fostering Agency - Keeping Children Safe Online: A Foster Carer’s Guide to Internet Safety

The Fostering Network - Fostering in a digital world: a common sense guide