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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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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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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

Established in 2012 in the West Midlands and registered with Ofsted

Different office locations across the West Midlands and phone numbers to provide 24/7 support when you need it

Foster parents get paid a fostering allowance for each child in their care, which you can check using the fostering allowance calculator

We do not expect you to be available at all times. Part of our assessment process is to understand whether you have sufficient availability

Free access to a local professional, multidisciplinary team to support and train you to become a foster parent in Bromsgrove. Match employs a registered nurse, support workers, education workers and a therapeutic practitioner

There's plenty of dedicated assistance available for foster parents who need to care for a child with behavioural or disability needs, or children with special learning requirements

Foster parents come from a variety of socioeconomic and professional backgrounds - we will work closely with you to make sure your experience is personalised and rewarding

Get familiar with the different types of foster care available in Bromsgrove, ranging from short-term and emergency fostering to longer-term placements

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.