Could fostering be your new career

3:44pm - 26 March 2021

Has Covid has made you re-assess your career choice or work-life balance?

If you’re looking for a new career which you can do from home while making a difference to society, then fostering could be for you.

Demand for new fosters carers continues to grow in North Somerset as more children and young people in the area need placements.

North Somerset Council currently has a shortage of foster carers, particularly for children aged 11 and over and sibling groups.

More foster carers will also help young people who currently live in residential homes to move back into a loving, family environment.

There are many different reasons why a child may be placed into foster care and the council is committed to working with families to provide the best outcome for children in care.

Being fostered through North Somerset Council means children can remain local to the area they know, attend the same school and maintain links with family and friends.

There are different fostering options to choose from, depending on the time you have available, and carers are given a full range of support, training and advice on their journey.

Financial support is given to all foster carers through a weekly allowance and fee.

One current foster carer said: “Without doubt this is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling things I’ve ever done.

“I feel part of an amazing community and have a strong support network around me to help with anything I need.”

Find out more about fostering with North Somerset Council by emailing or calling 01275 888 999.