The fostering team at Bury Council, are currently recruiting for all kinds of foster carers for children and young people from 0-18 years old.
They are also looking for supported lodgings providers for young people aged 16-21 years, who are in full time education, apprenticeships, or working, to help them lead an independent life.
Fostering provides a family way of life for children who cannot live with their own family. This may be a short or long term arrangement.
You can foster, as long as you are over 21 years old, there is no upper age limit, if you are in good health. You can be single, married, in a civil partnership, or living together (as long as you’ve been living together for over two years). You can still be in full or part time work, but will need to be available for school runs if the child is of that age, and cover school holidays.
Foster carers are core members of the team around each child looked after. By working together, we are able to keep children safe, provide them with loving care and improved outcomes, and help them towards a brighter future.
No two children in care are the same. Each child has their own characteristics and individual needs, but all children need strong, caring and trusting relationships with those who care for them.
Whichever type of foster care is provided, the Bury team are committed to ensuring that the right amount of supervision, training and support is given.
If you are interested in finding out more, along with the benefits, and allowances that are offered, please get in touch with on 0800 9555 311 or visit www.fosterwithbury.co.uk