Beams Foster Care and Family Services

What is fostering?

What do Foster Carers do?

Foster carers provide a place in their family for children who are unable to live with their own parents or carers, providing the children and young people with stability and support.  

Fostering provides both temporary and permanent (long term) care, sometimes for parents who need support, or for children or young people during difficult times in their lives.

Fostered children usually return home after a short period however, sometimes problems cannot be resolved and parents are unable to provide safe care. Children might move from foster care to be adopted, and young people might move on to independent living.

Why should I Foster?

Children and young people need foster carers who are committed and able to provide stable environments. Fostering can be challenging but also very rewarding, if you foster a child or young person you are providing them with the home that they need.

Can I foster?

If you have a spare room and time to spare we would welcome your interest.

The fostering task is different for everyone, as everyone's life experiences are different. If you would like to know more about fostering or express an interest to foster with Beams we will happily discuss things further.