Adoption or Fostering?

At Unity Foster Care the long term needs of young people always come first and are paramount in our decision making.

It has long been accepted that sometimes those needs can be better met through long term fostering rather than adoption and adoption is not always appropriate for every young person.

There are also situations where long term fostering is better suited to the needs of the family who are looking to offer a home for a young person.

So, if you're not sure whether adopting or fostering is best suited to your own circumstances or not, and want to explore the differences between the two, we'd be happy to have a chat with you. Just give us a call on the number above or send us an enquiry form and we'll call you back.


How we support our Foster Carers....

Our focus is on providing the best outcomes for our children. To achieve great outcomes we aim to offer the highest levels of support and training to our carers. We work in small teams which provide local support to our foster parents.

Our support systems our provided by our social workers 24/7/365. So if you are ever out of our comfort zone you can get in touch for advice at any time.

Supporting our carers is one of our main priorities at Unity. We ensure all our foster carers feel well trained in dealing with any situation.

In addition to this we also offer:

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Regular participation and activity events for children, carers and birth families

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12 days paid respite (holiday)

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Regular emotional support to the carer's birth children and provision of a Children's Forum

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Continuous training and development

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Our practice and the support we offer is informed by TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention), PACE, (Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy) and therapeutic re-parenting which allows our carers to manage a wide range of complex and challenging behaviours to help vulnerable children

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Mandatory and bespoke training packages for carers, to address children's individual needs

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Regular carer forum, support groups and a carer mentoring scheme

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Regular formal supervision by a qualified Supervising Social Worker

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Promptly paid fostering allowances and fees

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Free membership of Foster Talk which offers advice on a range of issues you may come across


Leave your details with us and we will be in touch to answer any questions you may have.

  • Our Foster Carers need to be car drivers and have easy access to a vehicle so they can transport their children to school, clubs and meetings.
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