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Why become a carer?

“It’s been wonderful to be able help a child. But it’s also been incredibly good for my whole family.”

By opening your heart and your home as a foster carer, you’ll become the most important member of a team providing support to a child or teenager in need. And that’s a contribution that can make a real difference.

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Make a real difference

Making a real and lasting difference to the life of a child or young person can be a wonderful experience. Research has shown that quality foster care can vastly improve a child’s future and greatly reduce their chances of homelessness, unemployment, mental and physical health concerns, and involvement with the criminal justice system.

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Become part of a fostering community

As a foster carer, you become part of a foster care community and are supported every step of the way. If you have children, fostering teaches them the value of collaboration and supporting others. Many children who grow up with foster children in their home go on to contribute as a volunteer or foster themselves.