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New year, new career – is fostering for you?

At the start of the new year, many people take stock and consider making changes in their lives, including looking at a new career. Will 2020 be the right time for you to make a difference to a child’s life?

Becoming a foster carer can be a rewarding career. There are many types of fostering including short-term, long-term, respite and full-time. Many of which can work well alongside your job or you can see it as a role in itself.

Cllr Andrew Parry, Dorset Council Portfolio holder for children, education and early help, 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 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. There are also other allowances and benefits available. Learning and development are an integral part of fostering. You will have a free programme of learning and development from experts, training courses, learning on-line and other methods. These all help to develop skills and knowledge to equip you to keep children safe.

Find out more about fostering for Dorset at Or phone our Fostering Team on 01305 225568

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