Becoming A Foster Carer | How to Start Your Journey | Lorimer Fostering

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Becoming a Foster Carer

Did you know that in the UK alone there are over 65,000 children and young people in care? Well imagine this…not all of those children have a loving family home, like yours, to live as there is a major shortage of about 9,070 foster carers! We want YOU to help us change that….

Becoming a Foster Carer with Lorimer Fostering

Many people who would make excellent foster carers, they just never look into how to become a foster parent simply because they think they are not trained to do it or it may be too difficult and daunting to take that first step. Well here is what one of our foster carers thought about her journey: “Being a foster carer is a very rewarding job, knowing that through your own life experiences you have actually been in training to be able to help to support and guide a vulnerable child. After many years contemplating taking up fostering I am so glad I eventually got around to doing it; my only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner!”

How To Become A Foster Parent - Making the journey together

We fully understand that the decision to become a foster carer is a life changing one, not just for you, but for your whole family. So we have made sure that the process is as informative and as smooth as possible so you feel supported at every stage of your fostering journey, from that very first contact with Lorimer right through to your first placement and everyday thereafter. Ready to make that first step? Do you want to know how to become a foster parent? Then please speak to us, we will keep it very informal and just have a brief chat to you about you, your family and what your impressions of fostering are. We are here to guide you into making the right decisions for you and your family. Already a carer? Then find out why Lorimer offer their foster carers more support and benefits than anyone else.