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MATCH FOSTER CARE

Your Local Fostering Agency in Bromsgrove

Making the choice to join Match Foster Care Bromsgrove could be the perfect decision if you have a deep passion for making a positive difference in a child’s life through foster care in your area.As a locally owned and family-operated fostering agency, we take great pride in supporting individuals like you who aspire to become foster parents in Bromsgrove. There is a significant number of young people and children in our region who are in need of the safety and care provided by private foster homes.

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Bromsgrove Fostering Allowance and Benefits

As a foster parent in Bromsgrove, you’ll receive access to a range of support and benefits to ensure you have everything you need for a successful fostering experience. Alongside financial support known as the fostering allowance, our fostering agency also provides various types of assistance for health and educational needs.

Why foster in Bromsgrove with Match Foster Care?

We warmly welcome individuals in Bromsgrove who have a genuine desire to make a positive difference in the lives of young people, regardless of their prior fostering experience. As one of the most dedicated foster care agencies in the region, we are committed to providing unwavering support to our foster parents throughout their journey. We firmly believe that with the right support in place, the fostering journey can be an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling career.

Match Foster Care Bromsgrove is founded and operated by experienced social workers who possess a wealth of practical knowledge. This enables us to establish a foster care agency where our foster parents have access to the invaluable support of various local professionals who work together to ensure the well-being of both the foster parents and the children in their care:

With this multidisciplinary team by your side, you can embark on your fostering journey with confidence, knowing that you have a strong support network ready to assist you every step of the way.

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How to Become a foster parent in Bromsgrove

If you live in the Bromsgrove area and have ever thought about fostering, then Match Foster Care is an option you cannot ignore. Family owned and run since 2012, we will help you become the foster parent you’ve always wanted to be in the way that is right for you and the children you will care for. 

With our head office in Droitwich only a short distance away, you will have the opportunity to meet a range of professionals and many other local foster carers, many who have been fostering for several years. You are not just joining a Fostering agency, you will become part of a community.

Types of fostering available through Match Foster Care in Bromsgrove

If you’re eager to become a foster carer in Herefordshire but feeling uncertain about which type of fostering suits you best, worry not! We’re here to lend a helping hand. There are several types of fostering available, each designed to meet the unique needs of children and young people.

By becoming a short-term foster carer, you have the opportunity to create a secure and nurturing space for a child or teenager who needs immediate support due to unforeseen circumstances or a crisis. Your role will be to provide a safe and caring environment during this challenging time.

As a long-term foster carer, your role will involve creating a stable and supportive home environment for a child or teenager who cannot permanently live with their birth family. Throughout this period, your focus will be on building a strong and enduring bond with the child while providing both practical and emotional support.

As a respite foster carer, your role will involve providing temporary care for a child or teenager, giving their regular foster carer a much-needed break. This type of placement can vary in duration, ranging from a few days to several weeks. Your support during this time will offer relief and rejuvenation to the child’s primary foster carer.

By providing a supportive and nurturing environment, we ensure that siblings can grow and thrive together. Fostering siblings allows you to make a significant impact on their lives, fostering strong sibling bonds and creating a sense of stability and belonging.

Our Disability Fostering program is all about providing a loving and supportive home for children with disabilities. We understand the unique needs and challenges they face, and we’re here to offer a helping hand.

Our Fostering Sanctuary Seeking Children program is dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing home for children who have sought refuge and sanctuary. By opening your heart and home to these children, you can offer them a place of security, love, and support during a challenging time. Your kindness and compassion can make a world of difference in their lives.

What to expect from Match Foster Care

Having been established for more than a decade, Match Foster Care is also registered with with Ofsted. Our agency was rated ‘Outstanding’ as a result of our last inspection.

With office locations dotted across the West Midlands, we’ve strived to make it easy for you to reach us. We also provide a 24/7 helpline providing support when needed.

As a foster parent in Bromsgrove, you’ll be paid a fostering allowance. The amount you will be paid depends on the foster placement type as well as the duration.

The need for a healthy balance in your life is fully supported by our foster placement team. We’ll collaborate to understand your availability based on your work or similar commitments.

You’ll be given access to a range of specialists including a nurse, therapeutic practitioner, educational workers and support workers. Our professionals can help you navigate any challenges with confidence.

When fostering a child in Bromsgrove who has additional physical, behavioural or learning needs, we’ll be with you every step of the way to offer practical support and guidance.

We recognise that foster parents from a variety of backgrounds can make an important contribution to our network. That’s why we encourage a diverse and inclusive application process.

Fostering in Bromsgrove can offer a range of opportunities including short-term, long-term and respite fostering. There are lots of ways you can make an important difference for young people.

Match Foster Care FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

There is no age limit to providing foster care services as long as you are fit and healthy enough to look after a child. However, you are legally required to be over the age of 18.

You will need to be responsible and fit enough to care for a young person. We expect you to be available when the child needs you. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t work when you become a foster parent. Some foster carers choose to maintain a part-time position too and receive matching placements that reflect their circumstances. We are proud to be one of the few foster care agencies in the UK that balance the needs of the carer with those of the foster child. 

You do not need to be British, but you will need to be a UK resident or have an indefinite leave to remain. 

Additionally, you do not need to be a homeowner. But it is important to provide the child with their own bedroom. 

Reach out to our team at Match Foster Care to find out more about how to foster a child and how to pass the fostering assessment.