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Merry Christmas

A letter to our carers this christmas

Supporting foster families in caring for vulnerable (but wonderful!) children is often challenging, exhausting, frustrating but also enormously rewarding. Our

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Christmas contest results 2022

And the winner is… At The Children’s Family Trust, we like to make new traditions that celebrate the creativity and

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IT’S CHRISTMAS at The CFT

And we’re starting off this year’s festivities with Melton’s Annual Christmas Tree Festival! Showcasing our young people’s talents is the

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Fostering after military life

An ex-serviceman’s story Having been in the military for 25 years it teaches you many qualities that would make you

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LGBT+ foster care

There are many perceived barriers to fostering in the UK as a same-sex couple. At The CFT we go the

Disability and sibling foster care

Fostering has the unique ability to present carers with many changeable and unexpected scenarios that require careful and sensitive management.

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Short break turned long-term

When you begin your fostering career with The CFT – there may be apprehensions that may not fully present themselves

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Your interview - What you need to know.
If you’ve been invited to an interview, it’s your chance to meet us, tell us about yourself, and take a step towards building your incredible career.
Your interview is your opportunity to learn more about us.
So come prepared with your questions. Plus its our opportunity to get to know you, understand your motivation to work in this sector and get a good understanding of your experience and background.
The first step.
Is either a face to face interview carried out in person or via TEAMS. If you’re successful, the next stage is a more formal interview with at least two members of our team. At least one of the interview panel will have been trained in the NSPCC safer recruitment standards.
You might be invited for a second interview.
Or we might ask you to prepare a presentation or other sample of work. Think about what the role requires and prepare to show you’re a great fit.
We’ll carry out a criminal record check.
Bring the necessary identity documents to your formal interview. The address on the documents should match the address on your application form. You’ll need proof of your right to work in the UK, you will be provided with a list of approved identification documents in line with The Disclosure and Barring Service and proof of your address.
Certificates!
Remember to bring any qualification certificates that are required for the role.
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Be a successful candidate!
Read through our hints and tips and give yourself the best chance at a career with The CFT.
Do your research!
Look at our website and check that you match our outlook and culture.
Apply via our application form.
We require a fully completed application form, we’ll ask for your full employment history from age 16, include all job titles, employment dates and your reason for leaving – and if there are any gaps, please tell us why.
We’ll need contact details of referees.
Referee's should be people you’ve worked with during the last three years. One should be your most recent employer. We’ll also need a reference from any employer where you’ve worked directly with children and young people and a personal referee.
We’ll carry out a criminal record check.
If you’ve lived abroad within the last ten years, you might also be asked to complete an overseas criminal record check.
If your application is successful.
There may be some more pre-employment checks specific to the role, but a member of our HR Team will be in touch to talk you through what’s needed.
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