The larger the pool of foster families, the more likely it is that a good match can be found, in terms of location, culture, language, religion, background, lifestyle and even interests. It’s about finding a foster home for a child that feels familiar to them, where they can feel comfortable whether they are there for two weeks, two months or two years.
Types of fostering
Foster carers are at the centre of a highly-qualified and dedicated team of professionals and what many people don’t realise is that there are several types of foster care.People who are interested in becoming foster carers can think about what sort of fostering they would like to do and what they are best suited to doing.If you are interested, but not sure about what kind of care you can give, why not call us for a chat, or come along to one of ourinformation events.
Why foster for Walsall council
Walsall offers comprehensive training and support:a dedicated team of social workers on hand to help you deal with anything that crops up;a vigorous carers association whose members are always ready with a chat or just a cup of tea;peer support coordinator and buddying scheme;24 hour confidential counseling service available to all foster carers; andfull and comprehensive training to develop your knowledge and skills
Statement of purpose
Fostering and Adoption Services in Walsall
106 Essington Road
Enquiries Freephone 0800 923 3706
All other calls 0845 111 2834
Fax 01922 493824