As a company built by Foster Carers, we understand what information is important to those enquiring into the world of fostering. We wanted to be as transparent as possible with prospective Foster Carers as fostering is a different experience to each individual. We have worked together with some of our current Foster Carers, our Foster Carer Ambassadors, to provide you with a real and honest insight into the different aspects of the fostering journey.
Our Fostering Options Foster Carers; The Gilani's, have taken the time to talk us through why they decided to take the leap into fostering and why they have continued to foster for 12 years!
Fostering Options provides fostering placements for children and young people who will have experienced trauma in their lives, either through neglect, physical injury, emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse. We acknowledge that these young people are often overwhelmed by these events and are unable to find appropriate ways of dealing with them, which will inevitably present a wide range of behaviours.
At Fostering Options we acknowledge that, along with these more challenging behaviours, every young person will also have acquired many skills and strengths which have enabled them to survive their experiences thus far. Whilst we do not believe that it is the child’s responsibility to solve the problem, it is our aim to assist them in building on these strengths and skills to find acceptable solutions to their own particular circumstances.
If you decide to become a foster carer for us we will aim to equip you with the appropriate skills and training to work with the child in such a way that it facilitates joint growth and solutions which will eventually enable young people to return home successfully, move on to a more permanent placement, or achieve independent living; whichever is in accordance with their Care Plan.