Charity offers guiding hand to foster carers

Foster carer and her foster children

Becoming a foster parent is something that has the power to change a child’s life - particularly if that child is living with a disability.

Although becoming a foster parent may seem daunting, it is also a hugely rewarding experience, and there is plenty of support available to help you on your way. 

Scope’s fostering service specialises in pairing up disabled children and young people with foster families, and find a solution that works for you.

Although fostering is a step that will have a long-lasting effect on your day-to-day life, it is also an opportunity to transform a child’s life, to give them a chance to experience a safe, comfortable, and loving upbringing.

Have you considered short-break caring?

Have you considered short-break caring?

Manchester City Council is recruiting short-break foster carers – people with experience of working with children who have a physical or learning disability.

You’ll help to look after a child in your own home between one and four nights a month, helping to give their family a break. Each child is matched with you, and there are plenty 
of visits and meetings for you to get to know each other before an overnight stay occurs, to make sure that the child is settled.

As a short-break carer you’ll be giving parents the time to relax a little and switch off, knowing that their child is being well cared forand having fun.  

You can fit caring around your permanent job and we’ll provide you with training and development to help you through your fostering career.