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Foster our future

Are you committed, inspirational and resourceful? If you are, then Bolton Fostering Team needs you to care for a teenager.

Fill out our secure online form

Alternatively telephone our freephone number 0800 107 1564

Our team of specially trained staff will then ask you a few questions to assess your initial suitability. All answers you provide will be treated in strict confidence.

"At last, somewhere I feel safe, I love my new foster home."

 

Fostering means caring for a child or children who are not your own. Fostering can involve caring for children for a very short time, such as an overnight stay, to a few months or sometimes many years until they reach independence.

Children may have experienced domestic crises, abuse, illness, addiction or neglect. By deciding to become a foster carer for Bolton, you will be making a positive contribution to a child’s life.  We are looking for exceptional people to make positive life choices.

We are currently only recruiting carers for individual children over the age of 7 years or for groups of siblings. We are looking for people with experience of caring for this age group, either from bringing up their own children or from work that they have done. If you do not feel you could care for a child in this age group or do not have the relevant experience, we will be unable to proceed with your enquiry at this time.  Please feel free to enquire again in 12 months when the situation may be different. 

You don’t have to be super-human to care for teenagers but you do need to have some understanding of bringing up teenagers. Just as importantly, you need to have good communication skills, be able to provide consistent boundaries and have a good sense of humour.

If you think you may be interested in fostering and would like to find out more join us at one of our informal information sessions on:

Wednesday 3 June 2015 5-7pm - The Castle Hill Centre, Castleton Street, Bolton BL2 2JW
Saturday 6 June 2015 10am-2pm - In the Market Place Shopping Centre
Thursday 11 June 2015 5-7pm - The Castle Hill Centre, Castleton Street, Bolton BL2 2JW

 

External links

Fostering Team

Castle Hill Centre

Castleton Street

Bolton

BL2 2JW

Telephone 01204 337480
Fax 01204 337495
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Events in the next two weeks

WED
03
JUN
Fostering Information Session
Castle Hill Centre Castleton Street
Time:17:00-19:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
SAT
06
JUN
Fostering Information Session
Market Place shopping Centre
Time:10:00-14:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free
THU
11
JUN
Fostering Information Session
Castle Hill Centre Castleton Street
Time:17:00-19:00
Age range:0-100   
Cost: free