Fostering a child with a disability

We are urgently looking for more carers who are able to care for a child with a disability.

Caring for a child with a disability can be hugely rewarding as you give the child the opportunity to reach their full potential. We will be by your side every step of the way providing 24/7 support from;

  • your supervising social worker
  • an out of hours service and
  • peer support from other foster carers at support groups and the Fostering Network's Mockingbird constellation.

We offer outstanding training, commended by Ofsted and managed by a dedicated training officer to ensure you feel confident providing care.

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If you are considering becoming a foster carer you need to be open to change and challenges. You must also have a good sense of humour. Fostering can be rewarding and exciting. It is life enhancing but you must be prepared for the challenges.

Simone and David, Specialist Foster Carers

Caring for a child with a disability

Each child with a disability is unique and has individual needs. They will usually require additional care, attention and supervision, dependent on the nature of the disability. Examples include dispensing medication, tube-feeding and greater assistance with personal care, like dressing and toileting. Children with disabilities are likely to have delayed development at least in some areas; however, as with any other child, it is important to assist them to develop new skills and help them reach their maximum potential.

Disabled Carer Salary/ Fees

We offer additional fees for children and young people with specific and additional needs. Please contact us for a full break down of eligibility and further information.

Enquire now, complete our short form or call 020 8496 3437.