“I was referred to Caritas Care after speaking with an agency within my church network called Home for Good. I rang Caritas Care, and I knew they were the right agency as soon as I first spoke with them. I had other people who talked to me about going to my Local Authority, but there was talk about a lack of support with LA’, and going with a For-Profit money-making agency was never an option for me either. It is confusing because if you don’t know anyone who is a foster carer or has no guidance, you can easily make a big mistake.
I had wanted to foster for a long time; it was something that was always with me as part of my future. So, I spoke with people who listened to me; and understood what I wanted to do, and as a result, they recommended me to the best match. And it worked because Caritas Care was the right match for me. With Caritas Care, the support you get is fantastic. You are never alone; there is always someone there to support you whenever you need it.
I also applied to foster with Caritas Care in the middle of a pandemic, which brought many challenges. I found it hard to form relationships with people over zoom calls; it seemed unnatural, especially when you’re nervous to start off with. So, when I met up with my Supervising Social Worker, it made a massive difference. As I got to know her, she got to know me; and the reality of what I was doing became real.
We formed a professional relationship together, and I also began to build relationships with everyone else at Caritas Care.
Caritas Care is a family, and everyone respects each other because of our mutual love for children and young people.
Another significant difference for me is that I can ring Caritas Care day or night; the person who picks up the phone knows who I am and my situation.”
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Rated Outstanding by Ofsted.
Special thanks to Verve Recruitment for their support in helping us find more foster carer for more children.