At Brighter Futures we want you to be part of our family that makes a difference to children and young people
Once you are approved you will be given a supervising social worker who will come and meet you at least once a month to monitor how things are and look at if you need any further support or training. They will also keep in regular phone contact with you. It is our job to make sure you feel supported to do your job as a foster parent. In addition you will also have access to;
A programme of on line training.
24 hour staffed phoneline
Support groups in your area
Local activities for all the family
Access to Fostering Networks range of services
You are the foster parent, but together we are the professional team around the child you are looking after.
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Supporting Young Parents
Young parents often grew up in the foster care system themselves. Lacking the support of their birth family they need a foster parent who can provide them with support to look after their baby.Read more
Fostering a teenager can be a challenging but rewarding experience. Teenagers have often had very traumatic childhoods and need stable loving homes with resilient carers to enable them to reach their potentialRead more
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