We are delighted to see that Pride month 2021 has had a high and positive profile through many different forums and media outlets this year. We would like to ensure that the myths regarding LBGTQIA+ people and fostering are fully dispelled. In particular the myth that an individual’s sexuality or gender identity would preclude them from becoming foster carers.
Rather we are looking for people that are physically and emotionally available to children in their care and, that can offer a child a secure, safe, and loving home that will meet their needs.
If you can offer a compassionate, caring, understanding, and stable home, then you’ve got what it takes. Your sexual identity, gender, age, culture, ethnicity, marital status, employment status, and everything else that makes you a unique individual will not exclude you from fostering.
We know that foster carers that have the qualities children need to support them and offer a family life, are as varied and as different as the children we care for.
We have a number of LGBTQIA+ foster families that provide excellent care. They have all been through the training process with us to learn and develop their skills and continue their learning through on-going training and support groups.
The care provided by them has changed lives, it does make a difference and you can do that too.
To help you become the best foster carer you can be we offer a range of training opportunities, formal supervision, peer group support, a competitive allowance and a 24 hour 7 days per week advice line from people that will know you and the children you care for.
If you have questions or would like further discussion about fostering please feel free to give us a call on 01753 550031 or Contact us it could change your life.