Right now there is a shortage of foster carers in and around Barnet, there are around 205 children and teenagers in the borough who need foster families. That’s why we’re looking for dedicated people to help change their lives.
Young people come into care for many different reasons, but they all have the same thing in common, they need stable homes and loving people to take care of them.
Fostering isn’t always easy, like anything worth doing in life, it takes a lot of hard work, but you really can make a difference…
“Your most important job is to keep everyone safe. At the end of the placement, when everyone is happier and more positive than when they first arrived, it makes those challenges worth it.
I’ve fostered a number a babies over the years. In particular, one baby was withdrawing from drugs and alcohol, as well as having a disability. You can imagine the joy I felt when he left us, nearly walking – after being told he might never be able to.
I’ve had a great time fostering and if you have the patience and love to give, then go for it.”
We also have more information about fostering in the borough of Barnet on our website.
Hi I’m Amee, one of GLF foster carers. I think it’s important to hear from a real foster carer what fostering is actually like, so I’ve created a top 5 reasons being a foster carer is amazing.