Short Term Fostering
Supporting young people, whether they are your birth child or not can come with its own challenges, however the incredible difference you will make to a young persons life; a young person who feels abandoned, sometimes worthless and at times incredibly sad and confused is truly wonderful and the joy much outweighs these challenges.
We provide fantastic support and training to arm you with the tools needed successfully support those who need it most. It is a incredibly rewarding task; both for the young person and you.
Respite care provides Looked-After-Children and young people a short-term placement.
Ideal for those who want to foster but perhaps work; respite usually takes place on weekends or some holiday periods to support existing foster carers or young people who’s guardians may need last minute emergency care.
We will be there to support you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week whilst providing you with access to regular training courses, and a generous weekly allowance to assist with household living costs.
We're pleased that you would like to register your interest in fostering with Futures Group.
To give your application the best chance please ensure you meet the prerequisites below:
We're always looking for foster carers from different cultural, religious and racial backgrounds, single people, couples (whether married or living together, with or without children).
Together we can make a difference in children's lives.
We are a company built by those who know fostering best; Foster Carers, Supervising Social Workers and Looked- After- Children."
I grew up in Newcastle and my family still live there, so my links with the North East are still strong.
I moved to London as a teenager and met my husband there, we lived happily in London, our four children were born and grew up in London, they are now adults. We recently welcomed our first grandchild. As a family, we moved to the countryside in 2010 and have comfortably adapted to rural life.
I have worked in a fostering environment for eighteen years. For thirteen years I managed a contact service for "looked after children" most of whom lived in the foster homes of the agency I worked for. This involved liaising with birth parents, family members, foster carers and social workers, to ensure that contact was a positive experience for the children.
Five years ago the agency I worked for became part of Futures Group and I've continued to work with them in fostering.
Please feel free to call me at a time to suit you. I'm always pleased to talk about fostering, its challenges and its rewards.
I look forward to hearing from you!
* All our carers are paid above the Fostering Network Payment Guidelines.
(Made to each fostering household with a placement).