Fostering in Hyndburn
Why Become a Foster Carer?
Generous yearly financial allowance of £20,000-£60,000, 24 hour support, 2 weeks paid holiday per year, 24 hour support and guidance. These are just a few of the benefits of fostering with Lorimer Fostering.
Given that more than 4,000 children are waiting to be adopted or fostered in the North West, it is essential that foster carers come forward to help provide a warm, loving, stable family environment for these vulnerable young people.
Why Lorimer Fostering?
At Lorimer Fostering we are passionate about the work we do and aim to offer the best possible care for the young people placed with us and the best support and training package for the foster carers that join us.
What is Fostering?
Fostering allows children and young people who are unable to live with their own familiy the opportunity to thrive in a secure and loving home. There are many reasons why children need foster care, for example family illness, a family breakdown or being at risk of harm. There are types of fostering that you might wish to consider including: sibling groups, teenagers, children with a disability or mother and baby placements.
Who Can Foster?
Not sure if you have what it takes to foster? Most people can foster. Being a foster carer isn’t about whether you’re married, single, lesbian, gay, heterosexual, divorced or co-habiting. It isn’t about the colour of your skin or religious beliefs. It isn’t about whether you own or rent your home or whether you already have children. Fostering is about your personality, skills and experience and being able to respond to a child’s individual needs and help them to thrive in what may be a particularly difficult time of their life.
You don’t need to have specific qualifications to become a foster carer – your life experiences, parenting skills or work with young people and/or your values are what matters.
Lorimer Fostering has been supporting foster carers in England for over 10 years and as one of the most well established and experienced independent fostering agencies, we would love for you to join our team. We urgently need more foster carers for children of all ages in the Hyndburn area. If you have a real passion for caring for young people and a room to spare, get in touch with Lorimer today! We will keep it very informal and just chat to you about your options and guide you into making the right choice for you and your family. You may need advice on transferring fostering agency to Hyndburn but whether you have or haven’t you can find all the information you need from our website, by calling 0870 038 7799 or by submitting your details in the ‘Request a Call Back’ section.