Foster Care in the South East - Waterlooville

Send us an enquiry & foster in south central england.

Southampton | Portsmouth | Hampshire | Surrey | Dorset

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No matter if you’re just considering foster care, or are ready to start your journey – Contact the South Central office and our dedicated team will guide you towards starting your fostering career with The CFT.

Why foster with our south central region?

Fostering with a charitable organisation means constant reinvestment in support services and enhancing the lives of carers and the children under our wing.

The South Central office in particular has seen massive growth over the 10 years they’ve been established and have moved twice to accommodate the social worker’s and carer’s needs.

Our charitable status means our focus is solely on that of the individuals we support and not on making a profit.

The social workers and administrators are experts in your region and consistently go beyond the call of duty to ensure our carers have the toolset to encourage, develop and support not only the young people in their care but their own families too.

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What we do for you

Our office in Waterlooville

Our Address:

Unit 4

The Briars

Waterberry Drive

Waterlooville

PO7 1YH

Our Phone Number:

01730 770750

The areas we support

Are you based in Hampshire or the surrounding areas? Do you have a spare room and time to dedicate to a child or young person in need of care?

Get in touch and begin your fostering journey.

Are you based in Surrey or the surrounding areas? Do you have a spare room and time to dedicate to a child or young person in need of care?

Get in touch and begin your fostering journey.

Are you based in Dorset or the surrounding areas? Do you have a spare room and time to dedicate to a child or young person in need of care?

Get in touch and begin your fostering journey.

Are you based in Portsmouth or the surrounding areas? Do you have a spare room and time to dedicate to a child or young person in need of care?

Get in touch and begin your fostering journey.

Are you based in Southampton or the surrounding areas? Do you have a spare room and time to dedicate to a child or young person in need of care?

Get in touch and begin your fostering journey.

Develop skills that you never knew you had

Take a look at our starter pack and begin your fostering jounrney with a charity that cares.

Fostering-Network
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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