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- Fostering FAQs
- Allowance and benefits
Pets, big and small, are providers of unconditional companionship, stability and joy. In many ways, their constant presence is the perfect antidote for a child who may have lacked security for most of their life.
At Olive Branch, we require our foster carers to have at least one spare bedroom for several reasons, Read more here.
Before starting your fostering journey, you should carefully consider how your physical and/or mental health assimilates into your everyday life.
Despite contradictions floating around the internet and misguided prejudices against same-sex couples, anyone has the option to foster children, including gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender couples.
Many people who are interested in becoming a foster carer might not apply because they have a criminal record. However, for many applicants, a criminal record may not disqualify them from being a foster carer.
Before becoming a foster carer, you don’t need to have any qualifications or previous experiences with childcare. Initial assessments of new foster carers will instead be based around how well we believe you could care for a child, and whether you can offer a safe space for a young person to live.
In short, there is no fostering age limit. However, while there is no specific age limit for fostering, there are a range of specific criteria that you need to pass in order to become a foster carer.
Fostering as a single carer is a way to build a new and fulfilling career, caring for children in need who benefit from your skills, compassion and love. As a single foster carer, you can make a real difference in someone’s upbringing.
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