LGBT Fostering and Adoption Week6 March, 2018
As part of the national LGBT Fostering and Adoption Week, ISP are asking for more people to come forward and offer a loving home to a vulnerable child or young person.
With over 70,00 children already in care, and with an estimated 30,000 more children expected to enter the care system within the next twelve months, the need for more Foster Carers across the UK has reached a crisis point.
As we are reaching the midpoint of LGBT fostering week, which is entering its eighth anniversary, we are desperately appealing for more members of the LGBT community to come forward and consider some of the many rewards and possibilities a career in foster care can offer. With ISP providing full training and ongoing constant support, those interested are able to transition as smoothly as possible into their new role as a Foster Carer.
There are many myths around who can foster, and it is important that people realise it does not matter if you are in a relationship, single, married, straight or gay, or of a certain ethnicity or background – the main requirement for fostering is a desire to make a difference to a child’s life.
Naomi Fox, the Registered Manager for ISP Rainham has commented that “more LGBT Foster Carers are needed to provide loving, stable homes for children; particularly for older children and brothers and sisters. We need people with stability, love and resourcefulness who can help and support a child with whatever needs they may have“.
Fostering is a way to make a real difference to a child’s life, providing children and young people with a stable and loving home, and the support and encouragement they need for a positive future.