THINKING OF FOSTERING?
That’s great! We’re always looking for new carers to join the Kasper family. Even if you’ve had little or no experience with children or young people, you may be surprised just how useful your skills and life experiences could be in the role of a foster carer.
It’s really important to think deeply about whether fostering is right for you. Our Thinking of Fostering? checklist offers a few helpful points to consider before taking the next step.
The journey to becoming a foster carer can take between four and eight months. It’s a thorough, sometimes daunting, process. But we’ve been there, and we’ll guide you and answer any questions or concerns you may have along the way.
WHO CAN FOSTER?
Like the children in our care and the communities we support, our foster carers are unique, diverse and from all walks of life.
You can foster a child regardless of your relationship status or religion, gender or sexual orientation; and whether or not you have children. There is no upper age limit either.
What matters, and the key to being a great foster carer, are your personal qualities.
The desire to provide a supportive and loving home environment to a child, no matter what.
The resilience, maturity and dedication to make a real difference to children’s lives.
The commitment to developing your knowledge through continuous learning and training.
A sense of humour and fun always helps!
There are a few of practical requirements too.
At least one spare bedroom (in your own home or rented is fine).
At least one foster carer at home full time or with reduced commitments.
A strong support network of friends/family.
Kasper Fostering Head Office
21/23 Elmfield Road,
Bromley BR1 1LT
Telephone: 020 8315 6666
79 Nelson Road,
Whitstable, Kent CT5 1DX
Telephone: 01227 275985
Barleylands Equestrian Centre,
Whites Farm, Barleylands Road,
Basildon, Essex SS15 4BG