We want ordinary people who have time, energy and a genuine desire to help a child with a disability. You don't need special qualifications or previous experience as long as you are willing to learn and participate in training. It will help to have a positive outlook, patience, tolerance and dedication, motivation, energy and a good sense of humour plus the confidence to cope with a variety of situations, including building an ongoing working relationship with the child’s family as well as a relationship with the child.
We understand that choosing to care for a disabled child is a tremendous undertaking and we will help, encourage, support and guide you through every aspect of the application process to ensure that you make the right decision.
Once you become a foster carer you will be given all the appropriate general and specialised training as needed, regular 1:1 support and an allowance towards the child’s care, expenses and special equipment where necessary.