Foster Carers

Make Your House a Home - Foster Carers Needed across Cornwall

"Fostering is so rewarding, it's the best thing we ever did since our children left home" Lynn and Jake

Could fostering be your next challenge?

Right now over 10,000 more carers are needed to provide a safe, stable home for vulnerable children and young people in your area.

Fostering takes energy, enthusiasm and the willingness to make a full-time commitment to fostering. If you have previously fostered, have experience in working with children and young people with complex needs, or have relevant transferable skills then we want to hear from you. We offer a variety of placements and in addition to looking for carers for one child/young person, we also need carers for a parent and their child, or sibling children in both cases providing a better chance to stay together.

There are many different types of placements we can offer to foster carers and some are mentiond here. For example we are looking for carers who can offer short breaks for families with children who have disabilities.

We are also looking for Parent and Child foster carers to provide a mum or dad and their child/ren a safe and secure environment for a while in your home; mentoring them and passing on your skills to help them become successful parents.

Respite care is a key ingredient in the success of our placements and we are now interested in hearing from applicants who can offer short-term cover or are prepared to take a child 'out of hours' in an emergency."

Specialist Fostering Placements
We are particularly looking for foster carers for children and young people who have previously been living in residential care and who would benefit from the chance to live as part of a family in a fully supported fostering placement. We also want to hear from people who are interested in offering parent and child foster placements to give parents and their children the best chance of being able to remain together.
For more information about specialist fostering placements, please visit our website or call the telephone number below to speak to one of our fostering advisors.

FCA offers:
* A competitive professional fee up to 397.25 per week
* An enhanced financial package for specialist placements
* Paid respite
* 24/7 support 365 days a year
* A local team of social workers, therapists, education specialists and support workers
* Comprehensive, excellent quality training
* Regular peer support group meetings

Why foster with FCA?

With over 17 years' experience in caring for children and young people of all ages, Foster Care Associates (FCA) offers the No.1 support package in the fostering sector. We provide local support to our foster carers through our 80 local offices in the UK and your local FCA team based in Bodmin is dedicated to providing you with all the training and support you need to succeed in your fostering career.

So if you have a spare bedroom and want to make a lasting difference to a child's life then please get in touch. Our dedicated fostering advisors are on hand to answer any questions you might have and help you to decide whether fostering is right for you and your family.

We are holding an information event at our Bodmin office in December if you would like an informal chat with one of our staff or carers:-

Thursday 6th December anytime between 3.00pm-6.00pm at FCA, Unit 21, Callywith Gate Industrial Estate, Launceston Road, Bodmin PL31 2RQ

Alternatively you can contact us on our freephone number 0800 023 4561 (phones lines are open 9am-8pm Monday to Thursday and 9am-5pm Friday) or click on the apply button below.

We are also looking for experienced Form F Assessors.

Job Type : Permanent

Location : Cornwall

Salary : Competitive

Date Advertised : 29 Nov 2012

Sorry, this position is no longer available.

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