Have you been thinking about fostering in St Helens for a while but need a few more answers to your questions or queries? Well, let Lorimer Fostering (a St Helens Fostering Agency) answer those questions and help you through the process of becoming a foster carer.
By fostering a young person you are not only helping them but also their family and providing a valuable life experience for your own family and creating a positive impact on the whole community.
At Lorimer Fostering we are looking for all types of people! Whether you work full-time or are unemployed, you already have children of your own or not, whether you are married, in a same-sex relationship or single, we want to hear from you! Your desire and ability to provide a stable, nurturing home for a local child in need is more important.
The number of children being taken into care in St Helens is on the rise. According to the St Helens Safeguarding Children’s Board annual report, neglect and emotional abuse are the main reasons social services are having to intervene. Every child has a different family situation and therefore each child needs a different type of care. We strive to always place children with carers who best suit their individual needs.
Could you be that person to help make a difference? It may be short term care for 1 night to 18 months, long-term care for children who may not be returning to their birth families or short respite care for children with disabilities.
If you’ve ticked the boxes so far and you are patient and understanding, caring and kind, fun and have a great sense of humour, then contact Lorimer Fostering today! We are waiting to hear from you. You can contact us on 08701 20 35 20 or leave your contact details on the ‘Request a Call Back’ form above.
You will receive a basic foster allowance of £400 per week for the first placement, with extra fees paid for parent and child placements and children with special needs and also for additional placements.
At Lorimer Fostering we provide around the clock support so that help is there day and night if you require it. We also cover costs for days out and provide you with respite and holiday care.
Being a foster carer is certainly not an overnight decision, it is something that requires serious thought. If you have decided fostering is for you, it will be one of the most emotionally rewarding and satisfying experiences of your life. Helping a vulnerable young person to feel safe and loved by providing a supportive and caring environment and helping to build their self-worth and make sense of their situation is an enormous reward in itself.