Diversity in foster care is celebrated with The CFT!
Successful foster parents need stickability, good health, patience and the ability to think on your feet, gender and sexuality are not factored into any decision-making when it comes to being approved as a foster carer.
There are many preconceived barriers that people assume will hold them back throughout the application process. Having the courage to take those initial steps may be shrouded in uncertainty and “what if’s”.
- You don’t need to be in a relationship
- You don’t need to have experience working with children
- You can continue to work and foster
Celebrating diversity in foster care
We can assure you that at The CFT we act on a level playing field and treat every application the same. We believe the criteria for being a foster parent should be based on your resilience in the face of adversity and capabilities to care for children – not your choice of partner or gender identity.
Growing numbers of children and young people in care are trying to understand their own identities and if you have lived experiences you may be best placed to help a young person navigate this time with empathy and understanding.
At The CFT we can allay any fears you may have around suitability for the role, and know at any time throughout the decision-making process, you can speak to our dedicated team who can talk you through the process and what to expect.
If you can provide stability, reliability and love to children and young people in need of support. Then we want to hear from you!
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