Fostering is so much more than a job but as a job, its well paid with excellent training and support.
Whether you want to do traditional fostering, or short-term fostering/mentoring, there are now dozens of agencies competing for your application!
Most children in care have suffered from abuse and neglect: so fostering a child straight from this background isnt easy, but is rewarding.
If youve room in your house and would welcome a child or young person to care for, there are so many opportunities.
This handbook is a simple guide for foster carers, social workers, students and health workers in the adoption/fostering arena.
There are practical and emotional tips, dos and donts, with real-life case history advice.
This book does not gloss over the problems but looks on the positive side.