Join this intro session to find out more about fostering in Bradford
About this event
During the session, we will talk to you about why we need foster carers in Bradford, talk you through the fostering process, our different schemes, the support available to you and give you the opportunity to ask us questions.
Why foster for Bradford?
Bradford Fostering is the largest fostering agency in the Bradford district. As the main provider for fostering in the district, we make sure that the children and young people we are responsible for, are placed in the best fostering families possible and we prioritise foster families who work with us directly.
We offer a wide range of training and support from social workers, medical colleagues, therapists (if required), educational support and a great network of experienced foster carers. We also provide generous fees and allowances.
Foster carers play a hugely important role for a child in care. You will be supporting them with school and medical appointments, encouraging positive activities, overcoming emotional or physical trauma, whilst providing a safe and nurturing environment they can call home and teaching them what a functioning family can look like.
Fostering can be difficult, not just for you and the child involved, but your entire family, the child's family too. Foster carers are an important part of the team around the child. But you will find it incredibly rewarding.
You will be making a difference to children and young people who need your help and love.
If you have ever thought about fostering and have a spare room, come and speak to us. These sessions are hosted by the recruitment team and foster carers, providing a perfect platform for you to ask questions and get a real account of the application process and life as a foster carer.
There are various types of fostering arrangements, all of which are discussed during the session, along with things such as support, networking, eligibility criteria and children coming into care.