Become a foster carer
Could you look after a child who can’t live at home?
Can I be a foster carer?
If you have the time, patience and energy to provide children with a safe and caring home, then you could become a foster carer.
You will need:
- a spare bedroom
- time and flexibility to care for children
- patience and resilience
- to be able to work with professionals.
There is no such thing as a typical foster carer. Like the children you look after, foster carers are all different and come from all sorts of backgrounds.
You can be married, single, or living together. You can be in a same sex relationship. You can be employed, unemployed or retired. You might already have children, or you might not. You could be living in your own home or a rented property.
We welcome applications from all ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds as we want our foster carers to reflect the diversity of Sandwell and the surrounding areas.
You will receive full training, support and payments to cover the costs of providing a stable, secure home.
If you’re already fostering with an agency, but would like to foster for us directly, we’ll fast track your enquiry. As an approved foster carer, we will make your application a priority; just click the link to tell us about yourself.
Foster carers handbook
If you want to know more about being a foster carer in Sandwell take a look at our foster carers handbook.
We are keeping up the monthly information events in 2019, which are always free to attend and do not need to be booked in advance. If you’re thinking about fostering, why not come along and talk to the team?
Our first fostering information event of the New Year is at 11am on Saturday 26th January at Bleakhouse Library, Bleakhouse Road, Oldbury, B68 9DS.