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What is a foster carer?
A foster carer is a person who provides care for a child or young person in their home when they are unable to live with their family. There are different types of fostering and you can read all about them at ‘What Are the different types of fostering?’
Do I need a spare room to foster?
Yes, having a spare room is an essential requirement to foster. When fostering a child or young person, it is important that they have their own space.
How long will it take for me to become a foster carer?

From the moment you enquire with us, the process of becoming a foster carer can take
between four and six months.

Our aim is to successfully find a safe and loving home for the most vulnerable children and
young people, and for this reason, the length of assessment can vary. We consider the safety
and welfare of the children and young people in our care to be of the highest priority, which
is why we want our foster carers to fully prepared, equipped and confident as they embark on their fostering journey.

If you would like more information on this, please chat with us below.

Do I have a choice about who I foster?

When you foster with Credo Care, the choice about who you foster is yours. We get to know you, and so when we contact you about placing a child or young person in your home and with your family, it is because you have been selected as a good match. This would only happen if we believe that you can fully meet the needs of the child or young person.

As a full time foster carer, how much will I be paid?

At Credo Care, our fostering allowances per child or young person start from £525 – £615 per week. The allowance amount depends on how long you have been approved as a foster carer and if you have completed any fostering related qualifications such as The Training Support and Development Standards or a Diploma in Foster Care.