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Foster Carer Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Could you give time, patience, warmth and love to young people who cannot live with their own families? Want to take on a life-changing opportunity and provide a safe, nurturing and stable home environment for children and young people? If so, the Regional Foster Families team would love to hear from you A little about us: Regional Foster Families is an independent fostering agency with a family feel, providing safe, high-quality families for children and young people who are 'looked after' by local authorities. We pride ourselves on providing an environment which enables the children and young people to fulfil their potential and live positive lives. We're looking for a number of individuals in the Nottingham area to become Foster Carers and make a huge difference to children and young people in the region. Why you should become a Foster Carer: - Regular weekly support from the Regional Foster Families team - Local office based in Nottingham - Excellent pay and support package - Excellent training held locally - Holiday payments to help finance family holidays with foster children - A range of therapeutic and support services - Regular support groups, family fun days and events so you can connect with other foster families - Complimentary membership to the Fostering Network, which includes independent advice lines and legal insurance - Individualised education programmes/courses available to help support children and young people's development - Access to specialist therapists and psychologists - 24/7 out-of-hours support, 365 days of the year - A mentor (another foster carer) can be allocated to our foster carers if needed for additional support Fostering a child is a challenging, yet highly rewarding experience. Whether temporary or long-term, you'll be giving a child a loving and nurturing home, which can make all the difference. Your life will never be the same - and neither will theirs. We're passionate about providing the best outcomes for children and young people and will be there every step of the way to support you in your journey as a Foster Carer. Our devoted teams have manageable workloads, so they can focus on helping our foster families and keeping everyone safe. Many of our foster children and young people have experienced difficult upbringings with inconsistent parenting and traumatic experiences or upheaval. You'll be giving them the chance to grow up in a safe environment where they can focus on enjoying life and building a positive future. How long does it take to get started? As you would expect, references and checks are undertaken and training is provided to help ensure children and young people are kept safe. Most successful applicants can expect to be ready to start fostering within 8 to 10 weeks. What the role involves: As a Foster Carer, you'll provide a stable, loving and nurturing home for a child or young person. You'll receive ongoing support and encouragement, day and night, 365 days a year, as well as competitive and regular allowance payments, so you can focus on building your foster child's confidence and giving them opportunities to make positive changes and live fulfilling lives. Some of your responsibilities will include: - Acting as a role model by promoting education, good healthcare and wellbeing - Providing care that promotes your foster child's physical, emotional and intellectual development - Respecting your foster child's race, culture and religion - Promoting and supporting contact with your foster child's parents and family members What you need to become a Foster Carer: Anyone over the age of 21 can apply to be considered as a Foster Carer. Our Foster Carers are as diverse as the children they look after. You can be single or married or be in a long-term stable relationship, with a partner of either gender. You can own your own home, or you can rent. However, you must have a spare room, so any foster child or young person placed with you has their own separate bedroom and space to keep their personal possessions. As you would expect, extensive references are undertaken in respect of all prospective foster carers, including police checks, but only certain serious criminal convictions will automatically disqualify you from becoming a Foster Carer. If you would like to find out more about being a Foster Carer, please select the button shown to be taken to our website. This opportunity is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency

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