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What Makes A Good Foster Carer?

Fostering image - what makes a good carer?

"I like being able to watch a gradual change in the children - seeing them smile again."

What kind of person makes a good foster carer?

There is no ‘type’ of person who makes a good foster carer. Our current foster carers are people of all ages who come from a variety of backgrounds.

Some are single while others are married or in long term relationships. Some have children of their own living at home, many don’t.

The background of all prospective foster carers is thoroughly checked. However, minor criminal offences, including teenage misdemeanours, may not affect how applications are viewed.

There are some things we expect from our foster carers.

They should:

What we are looking for are people who will do their best to provide a vulnerable baby, child or teenager with a safe and loving home and who will stick with them through the hard times.

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

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