What is fostering?
Some children are not able to live with their own birth family for a number of different reasons and therefore they need a safe place to live.
A foster home offers such children a safe place to live for a few days, weeks months or sometimes even years.
Fostering means providing a child with all the things that any family would, food , warmth, shelter, love, care, support with health and education.
You will need to support a child to attend school and any medical appointments that they may have. You will also be asked to attend and contribute to meetings. But you are never alone as your support social worker will help you. We also have the support of a mentor scheme where you can seek support from an experienced foster carer.
Watch our latest fostering film
This short film tells the story of a man looking for more meaning in his life and a young boy desperate for a second chance. Most importantly it shows the positive impact fostering can have on everyone involved.
Giving foster carers the support they need
Fostering is an extremely rewarding thing to do but is not without its challenges too. That’s why its really important to get good support and training for yourself.
We pride ourselves on the wraparound service that we offer to our carers through the support of experienced fostering social workers and comprehensive training provided
The process of becoming a foster carer takes about six months and we will be there to train, support and guide you in order to prepare you for your fostering career.
Talk to our team
Would you like to find out more about fostering? Our friendly team are here to answer your questions.
Telephone us: 0121 303 7575
Monday to Wednesday: 8:45am to 5:15pm
Thursday: 8:45am to 8:00pm
Friday: 8:45am to 4:15pm
Email us: AFRecruit@birminghamchildrenstrust.co.uk