Fostering

Fostering_ February 2019

Foster for Newport City Council

'Working together hand in hand'

For children who are not able to live with their family, the love and support of a foster family makes all the difference. 

Becoming a foster carer is an incredibly rewarding experience.

You could help in so many ways, safe in the knowledge that we are here to support you and the children you care for.

As part of the National Fostering Framework, Newport City Council works to support our children with our foster families in local communities.

Call us on (01633) 210272 or complete the form below:

Ask about becoming a foster carer

(You can register for a council account when you follow this link, or simply click on 'guest' to leave your details) 

We need foster carers for:

  • temporary fostering, from an overnight stay to a few months

  • permanent fostering to provide a child with a home until they become an adult 

  • respite care for families needing a regular or one-off break

As a foster carer you will need:

  • room to look after a child, whether your home is a flat or house, owned or rented

  • to be able to open your heart and home to a child or young person and provide a good standard of care in a safe and secure environment

  • to be flexible to meet a child’s needs and be able to support them through any difficulties they may have

  • you can be married or single

  • you can be in a same sex relationship

  • you can be any age over 20 as long as you are fit and healthy

  • patience, tolerance and a good sense of humour are essential!

The only people who would not be considered are those who have been convicted of an offence against children or a violent crime.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be made and we will request medical and local authority checks as well as employment and personal references.

The children range from 0-18 years and vary in their personalities and needs.

We respect a child’s racial, religious, linguistic and cultural backgrounds when placing them with a foster family, as well as ensuring that their health and developmental needs are met.

Download the Fostering Service Statement of Purpose (pdf)

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