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Can I foster a child or young person?

We welcome people from all walks of life to become a foster carer with us – you don’t need any formal qualifications or experience to be eligible.

When joining our fostering family, you will receive thorough training and an induction into Aspris. However, we know some things can’t be taught. During the application process you will need to satisfy some prerequisites.  These include:

  • The time and energy to invest in a child or young person
  • The ability to communicate effectively, not only with children and young people but also with social workers, the child’s family and/or others concerned with the wellbeing of the child or young person
  • The ability to be flexible and non-judgemental, as well as being patient and understanding
  • A spare bedroom/s for your foster child or children
  • A valid driving licence and access to a car
  • Access to a computer and the internet
  • A sense of humour and dedication to bringing joy to the lives of children and young people
  • The right to work in the UK
  • Foster carers with Aspris must be at least 21-years-old

You can apply to be a foster carer regardless of your marital status, sexuality or residential status. Foster carers come from diverse backgrounds, which reflect our children and young people who are in need of stable and caring homely environments. Having lived experiences and the ability to overcome challenges is celebrated.

Applying to become a foster carer

When you become a foster carer with Aspris Fostering Services, you become part of a dedicated team, passionate about giving young people the support they need to reach their potential. In return for your commitment, we offer unrivalled support, comprehensive training and a substantial rewards package to ensure that you flourish in your role.

If you’re interested in becoming a foster carer, we can talk you through the process of how to apply and we’ll hold your hand every step of the way.

Start your fostering journey today

If you’d like to become a foster carer and embark on a life changing career, get in touch today. Contact us on 07549 224 818 or email fostering@aspriscs.co.uk. You can also submit an enquiry form here.

My extended family

"I am thankful to have been able to provide a safe and stable home for lots of teenagers over the years, which has resulted in me having an enormous extended family. I have regular contact with most of them, long after they have moved on to independence. It’s lovely to see how they achieve in life."

Amy - foster carer