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.
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.