Foster a child in Wakefield!

Could you become a foster parent for children in Wakefield? If you're 25+, have a spare bedroom and a UK citizen, you could change the life of a child in need!

Start your application to foster a child here, or for more information on becoming a foster parent, keep reading!

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Why should you become a foster carer for young people in Wakefield?

We could list hundreds of reasons why you should become a foster carer! From it being a truly rewarding experience, to being able to offer a safe space for a child to grow, you can make a huge difference to a foster child's life!

If you believe you have the patience, determination and kind-hearted disposition to become a foster carer, why not get in touch? It couldn't be easier to apply, and you'll be joining a team of foster carers already doing amazing things for children in West Yorkshire!

Foster child enjoying outdoors using skipping rope

Who will I foster?

As a foster parent, you'll could welcome a variety of placement types into your home, including babies, toddlers, young children, teenagers, siblings and even parent & child placements!

During the assessment process, you can tell us what placement type you would prefer - for example, if you want to foster teenagers or siblings - and when you're approved, we'll use your information to carefully match you with a lovely foster child!

Can I become a foster parent?

Our basic fostering criteria is simple: we ask all applicants to be aged 25+, have a spare bedroom and be a UK citizen - and that's it! Ideally, we'd love for you to have access to a vehicle too, but this is assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Being a foster carer is a challenging but incredibly rewarding role, and we urge anyone who has considered fostering to take the plunge! It's easy to apply, and we'll be in touch within 48 hours have a quick discussion about becoming a foster parent. You'll receive 24/7 support throughout your fostering journey, as well as excellent pay and additional benefits once you're caring for a child in need!

Ready to apply? Start your application here!

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