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Islington Fostering

Fostering

Change a child’s life forever…

Foster carers look after other people's children in their own home, either short or long term and your help can really make the difference to a child’s life. Foster children want the same things in life as other children: safety, attention, laughs and a happy family and you can help them have this.

There are many myths about foster carers such as they must be married or own a large house. Islington foster carers in fact come from many different cultures and backgrounds and may be couples or single people, with or without their own children living in owned or rented accommodation.

You don’t need qualifications but you do need to be good with children and young people, be able to keep them healthy and safe and to help them make good progress at school. This also means you must have a good standard of both spoken and written English.

As well as the satisfaction of helping a child you will also receive generous financial allowances to help with their care and of course Islington foster carers get full training and 24-hour support.

To expose the myths and get the facts about fostering in Islington visit www.islington.gov.uk/fostering For an information pack or an informal chat please ring 0800 073 0428 or email us at fostering@islington.gov.uk