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Fostering is not to be confused with adoption. Children who are fostered still have a family of their own, but there are reasons why they are unable to live with their birth parent or parents. This can be for a number of reasons ranging from bereavement, illness and depression to drug abuse, domestic violence or neglect. Where a family has problems, our children's services at BCP are committed to working with the parent or parents to make the home a safe place for that child.
This is where our foster carers come in. We are looking for foster carers who can provide a home for a child or young person where they'll feel stable, cared for and secure. It doesn't matter whether you are married or single gay or straight living in a rented house or a home owner employed or unemployed - what matters is that you can provide a place where they can develop naturally as a person and feel part of the family.
In Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole we need to recruit more foster carers for our children and young people - could you provide that home for a BCP child? If so call us on 0800 009 3084 complete our online form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.