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New Year, New Career – Is Fostering for you?

It’s the start of a new year. Time to take stock and make changes in your life. Will 2019 be the right time for you to make a difference to a child’s life?

Being a foster carer is a rewarding career. With many different ways to foster including providing short breaks and respite, short-term or long-term care, it can work well alongside your current job or as a career in itself.

Cllr Steve Butler, Lead member for children’s services, said:

“Our foster carers provide love, care and vital support for children and families who need it. If you think you have the qualities that could help children flourish, then please get in touch.”

As a foster carer, you receive a weekly fee for your skills, plus a weekly allowance for each child you look after. You will have a free programme of learning and development and support throughout from the Fostering Team and our community of foster carers.

Find out more about fostering for Dorset at