To help foster children have the same opportunities as other children and fulfil their potential, foster carers have several key responsibilities.


Provide a safe, comfortable and friendly home and be committed to caring for children to ensure that they are happy

Attend all meetings, appointments, courses and support groups to fully meet the needs of the child

Keep daily records of a child’s day

Support the child’s education

Work alongside social workers in arranging contact with birth parents, relatives or friends

Ensure the child remains fit and healthy by registering them with your doctor. You should also make sure that they have regular check-ups

Promote the healthy development of children in your care

Be firm and set clear rules for children and help them to follow these rules, whilst having flexibility

Give positive support to foster children in helping them to achieve those milestones.

Maintain health and safety standards in the foster home

Provide safe and consistent care to foster children

Help foster children regain their self-esteem and a positive sense of identity

Be discreet and understanding with any confidential information you receive on the foster child

Becoming a foster carer is a big decision and many people think about it for months, even years, before deciding whether it’s right for them.

If you have any questions then don’t hesitate to the contact the team on 01656 642674 who will answer any questions and help you make your decision.