Fostering FAQ


Choosing to foster is a big decision, choosing who to foster with is just as big! There are many different factors to consider. We here at Foster Care Solutions wanted to answer some of the most frequently asked questions we hear from prospective foster carers, to help you with your decision-making. Click on the relevant tab below to select the answers you want to find. Have a question that isn't listed below? Get in touch here and we'll be happy to help!

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Do I need qualifications?

You do not need specific qualifications to become a foster carer, although some experience of caring for children, either personally or professionally, would help. The most important qualities we look for in foster carers are the enthusiasm and commitment to provide a child with a secure family environment.

Do I need to own my own home to foster a child or young person?


A big house is not a requirement for fostering, although you would need to be able to provide a foster child with their own bedroom.


Do I need to be married?

No, you do not need to be married. Some of our foster carers are married, some are single and others are in long term partnerships.

Will I be able to continue working?

The agency would wish to discuss with you your individual situation. Many of our foster carers do continue to work. However, you will be expected to be available at times within working hours, perhaps to attend meetings or if a child placed with you is unable to attend school.

Our Support To Foster Parents


Foster Care Solutions are committed to providing our foster carers with a support service that is accessible and effective. Take a look as what Foster Carers within our organisation can expect...

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