Foster carers come from all walks of life and don’t need any specific qualifications to help make a huge difference to a young person’s life. If you have room in your home and the time and love to give, North Lincolnshire Council wants to hear from you.
Comprehensive training and financial assistance will be provided, as well as emotional and practical support. The council’s ‘outstanding’ team are there to support you every step of the way.
The past few years have been unprecedented and now everyone is adapting to living with Covid, could you provide security and a loving home for a young person? By choosing to foster, you will make a difference to a young person’s life – and yours.
North Lincolnshire Council consider each application on an individual basis, regardless of whether you are:
- Single, married, divorced or in a relationship
- Heterosexual or LGBTQ
- Disabled or able-bodied
- In full-time or part-time employment or receiving benefits
- Have children of your own, or not
- Have previous experience of working with children, or not
- Are a home owner or renting
You just need to be over 21 years-old with room in your home and the time and love to give.
Scott who has been a foster carer with North Lincolnshire Council for seven years, said:
“North Lincolnshire Council has a fantastic support network for carers and young people. The other great support is your fellow foster carers who will always have a listening ear and provide tips and advice along the way with your fostering support worker.
“Fostering has its highs and lows but the highs definitely outweigh anything else. You will go on a fantastic journey where you will get to see young people have fantastic successes and experiences. You will watch confidence grow in your young person.”
To find out more about fostering with North Lincolnshire Council, visit the fostering page, call 01724 297024 or text ‘foster’ to 84433.
Fostering is a big decision but extremely rewarding. The council’s expert and friendly team are on hand for support and advice about fostering and how it will fit into your life and family. You can have an informal conversation and the team always respects that you may need time to think things over.