Who can foster

You can foster regardless of your gender, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnicity and religion. You can also foster if you have a disability, have children living at home, are a homeowner, or a private or social housing tenant.

To become a Medway foster carer you must:

  • be over 21
  • be a British Citizen or have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

You should also:

  • have at least one spare bedroom
  • have at least one main carer based at the home
  • be a driver with access to a car
  • be fit and healthy
  • live in Medway or within a 20 mile radius

Your individual circumstances relating to the above will also be considered.

If you would like to find out more, give our friendly team a call on 01634 335 726 or fill out our fostering enquiry form and we will call you back for an informal chat at a time that suits you.

Priority groups

We are particularly keen to hear from you if you feel you can care for children in one of our priority groups.

Our priority groups include:

  • siblings of all ages - preventing separation when possible
  • children over 10 - helping to keep them close to families, friends and schools when appropriate
  • teenagers - enabling social work resources to be close by
  • parent and child - safeguarding the child and supporting birth parents to develop necessary skills

Although these are priority groups, we also have children aged 0 to 18 who would also benefit from your care and support.