A Foster Carer is a self-employed carer who looks after young people under the age of 18, whilst they can no longer live with their birth parents. Foster Carers take the roles and responsibilities of a parent in order to provide the young person with a safe, family home with care, support and compassion. They must be willing to open up their home to vulnerable young people and provide them with the best care in order for them to grow and thrive. Foster Carers are required to be responsible for the young person’s needs and welfare providing a home, education, hobbies, sports, clothing, healthcare, as well as providing love, understanding, support, and guidance. Our Foster Carers don’t work alone, they are required to work in a team, amongst professionals involved in the welfare of the young person, and are given training, fully comprehensive support and guidance.
Ever thought of becoming a dedicated foster carer as your new career? Joining upwards of 250 foster families, supporting nearly 300 vulnerable children (as well parent and child placements), for an 'outstanding' Ofsted rated fostering agency? Then look no further than the Blue Sky Fostering family. Founded in 2005 by active Social Worker, Simon Lockyer, Blue Sky Fostering has grown from a modest office in Hampshire, to becoming one of the south of England’s leading independent fostering agencies. We give our foster carers the tools they need to help achieve the best possible outcomes for vulnerable young people in our care, providing localised support from our 7 offices across the south of England, including Romsey & Ringwood! We have also reached our 10 year anniversary of offering therapeutic fostering, providing an intensive, specialist service that the child needs to help build attachment and positive relationships, helping to provide a healing environment. “We will never lose sight of what really matters. We’ll be ambitious for the children in our care and we will all go the extra mile to support our highly valued Foster Carers. We’re all in it, together.”