Firefighters as foster carers: becoming a foster carer is no easy path, but one foster carer and serving firefighter believes firefighters' public spiritedness, dedication to work and shift patterns mean they can often make ideal foster carers.(Foster Care)

ANYONE CAN APPLY TO BE A foster carer. But that does not necessarily mean that everyone can become a foster carer. Fostering involves much more than being a caring person--although that is essential--and it is vital that fostering services ensure that each applicant is the right person for the job

The children coming into foster care may have lived through difficult experiences, and at the very least will be suffering from the trauma of separation from their family. Carers require specific skills and abilities to help children deal with these issues. All foster carers therefore undergo thorough training and assessment before they can begin to look after fostered children. …

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