Strapline - 'Quality fostering and residential care'

Croham Services for Children - quality fostering and residential care

What qualities do I need to become a foster carer?

You're probably more qualified to be a foster carer than you realise.

  • Would you say you were a good listener?
  • Are you resilient? Do you bounce if life events knock you back?
  • Are you able to appreciate that a child who has been neglected or abused may say some hurtful things?
  • Can you diffuse situations with humour or make a child's worries disappear with a reassuring hug?

If any of these qualities remind you of you and if you're down-to-earth with a stable home life and have a spare room, you could provide the foundations on which a child can rebuild her/his life.