Fostering Teenagers

Fostering Teenagers

Being a teenager is a difficult but exciting experience and this will often be reflected in the young person's behaviour. They may be confused or frustrated by their experiences and will need someone who will be patient and listen to them.

Being in care does not mean they are difficult young people and have many of the same needs and concerns as any other teenager.

It is during these years that young people need strong role models and you will be a central figure in their growth, guiding them through the transition and helping them into adulthood.

 

Teenage fostering video

Watch out short video featuring one of our existing foster carers and see how foster a teen can be just like raining your own.

Please get in touch if you have any further questions after viewing the video. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Criteria

We require all applicants who want to look after teenagers to:

  • Have a spare bedroom
  • Live in or within the north London area
  • Be in good general health
  • Be able to speak, read and write English
  • Be there whenever they need you
  • Be able to promote healthy living and social interaction
  • Be able to meet their educational needs and goals for higher education, training or employment

 

Assessment process

The assessment process is completed in two stages and includes completion of the mandatory preparation course ‘Skills to Foster’ during stage one. Stage two is a reflective and investigative process to help us learn who you are and understand what your support needs might be if approved.  

 

Benefits and support

  • 24 hour professional support
  • Generous allowances
  • Extensive ongoing training
  • A dedicated social worker
  • Support groups
  • Access to other professionals when necessary

 

For more information

If you would like to find out more about becoming a foster carer please complete our enquiry form, and we will be in touch.