Are fostering myths holding you back from becoming a foster carer?
Children coming into foster care need consistent caregivers and so we would not encourage foster carers to use alternative daycare providers whilst they work. There are times when it is possible to work part-time particularly if caring for school-age children and depending on the needs and age of children it may be possible to work full-time (for example with older teenage children who have a degree of independence).
Minor offences should not count against you in your application to foster. All criminal convictions will need to be disclosed when you first apply to foster as the application process to become a foster carer includes an enhanced criminal record check.
Our foster carers are all different and no matter what those differences are, we celebrate them, because this is what makes them who they are, ordinary people doing extraordinary things.