Foster Carers Are Urgently Needed Across Hampshire

Local independent agency Blue Sky Fostering received almost 120 referrals in April 2018 from across Hampshire, including Portsmouth and Southampton City Councils.

This number demonstrates the rising need for all sorts of placements including teenagers and sibling groups. This also includes Parent and Child placements, which offer parents a chance to get support and guidance on how to look after their baby from an experienced Foster Carer.

People of any background can be a Foster Carer, and agencies like Blue Sky Fostering regularly hold open events for anyone interested to come and speak to the team in a relaxed atmosphere.

All you need to be a Foster Carer is a spare bedroom and experience of working with or looking after children. This could be informal, such as regularly caring for young family members.

Many people don’t think of Foster Care as a career option but full training is provided, as well as an assigned social worker, and courses are always on offer to gain more knowledge.

If you are interested, please call 0845 450 3519 or visit their website www.blueskyfostering.com

Published in Meet the agencies on July 2, 2018