Nobody wants to throw you in the deep end.

It wouldn’t help anyone, let alone the children.  So once you enter into assessment to become a foster carer you will participate in ‘Skills to Foster Training’ and this will continue post assessment and beyond through advanced training, support groups and special events.  People who have been foster carers for years attend training too. This helps everyone to learn and support each other.

We do not have a one-size-fits-all approach either.  We make it relevant to the individual placements, seeking specialist advice if required and offering ongoing one to one supervision to explore the issues and questions you have.

Case Studies

We knew a neighbour who had 3 foster children and she suggested Caritas Care to us. My partner Marie made the first call. I’ll always remember it, an absolutely lovely woman answered our call who just made you want to foster. I honestly can’t say enough about the team at Caritas Care. They came for a few visits and they made us feel fantastic. Even now, three years down the line our Social Worker Lucy will call and text to see how we’re getting on, if we fancy a chat about anything, if there’s any training they think we’d benefit from.