If you are thinking about fostering you’ve probably got loads of questions and why wouldn’t you, deciding to become a foster carer is a big commitment. To help you decide if fostering is right for you, our fostering team regularly host information events giving you the chance to find out a more, chat with our experienced team and hear the first hand experiences of our foster carers too.
Trish, our fostering social worker in the recruitment and assessment team, explains more.
“I’ve been a fostering social worker for around 20 years. I love my job because it is so rewarding. You get the opportunity to help support people on the start of their fostering journey and find the right families to provide a safe, caring, loving and committed home for children, for as long as they may need it.
“My role can be quite varied, so you may see quite a lot of me through the beginning part of your fostering journey. Together with the recruitment team we host monthly recruitment events which are open for anyone considering fostering to pop in and find out more, as well as supporting foster carers with their initial assessment process to become a foster carer.
“I feel it is nice to build that consistent relationship from the very start seeing the same familiar faces you can trust. My favourite part of my role is seeing people and families develop and grow in their understanding of what is needed to look after a cared for child.”
Trust Fostering currently host monthly online information events via MS Teams, so you can find out more about fostering from the comfort of your own home.
Talking about the events Trish added: “It is designed to give you a good all round view of what it takes to be a foster carer and how we as your local council fostering service, Trust Fostering, can help support you in this way. It is a friendly chat and chance for you to find out if fostering is right for you, you can ask us as many questions as you like, there is no such things as a wrong question.
“At the events you’ll also get to speak with our foster carers, as they can not only tell you how it feels to go through the assessment process, they can also share with you how nervous and excited they felt when they first had a child come to live with them. Our carers will also openly share with you some of challenges of fostering, the support available from the fostering team and other carers in Doncaster, as well as the many rewards of becoming a carer.”
You can find out more about our upcoming fostering information events on our website here.
You don’t have to wait until our next information event to find out more about fostering. Give our team a call today on 0808 129 2600 or email asktrustfostering.co.uk