room in your life?

Make a life-changing difference

For a child without anywhere to go, Foster Carers are life savers.

Foster Carers provide safe, warm and loving homes for children who can no longer live with their parents. Foster Carers build relationships with, and nurture and care for, foster children, helping them with their practical and emotional needs, and creating an environment where healing from trauma is possible.

But contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to be a super hero to do all this. Foster Carers are regular, everyday people who are ready and willing to provide a roof over a child’s head and the emotional support and love they need.

Are you one of these people? If the answer is yes, we’d love to hear from you.

The Foster Care experience

Being a Foster Carer is an extremely rewarding experience, one where you learn and grow alongside the child in your care. You will make a real difference in their life, and have the pleasure of watching them change with your positive influence. 

In this video series, Cafs Foster Carers share their experiences, challenges and rewards of having an influence on young lives.

“You don’t need to be Saintly, to be a good carer.

Just the same traits that good people already have, are the traits, skills, and values that you rely upon to be a carer.”

“You talk to people and they say I don’t think I could do that.

But I’m like, yes you could, just give it a go.”

“Whether they’re little or bigger, the world’s let them down a bit and just because you’re an adult doesn’t mean to say you’ve got credibility.

You have to earn than crediblity.”

“Having an impact on someone’s life who maybe is going through tough time at moment.

Just seeing them smile, having a laugh, it’s pretty rewarding.”

“Our kids had grown up and gone, and done all the things that they wanted to do.

So, we figured it was now time that we could do a bit of giving back.”

“Cafs case managers and practitioners are just beautiful. They’ve always got your back.

Especially during Covid, they’re always phoning to say are you ok? Do you need anything? They’re wonderful people.”

Yes, I’m interested.

Submit your interest and a member of our Foster Care team will provide you with an information pack and be on hand to answer any questions about the journey to becoming a Cafs Foster Carer.

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