Fostering in Kendal


Your Region Needs You!



A staggering 1200 new foster carers are needed in Kendal, Cumbria and the North West this year.

Having enough foster carers from as many different walks of life as possible gives us the best chance of finding the right foster family for each child or children, first time. The foster care 'workforce' needs to be as diverse as the children who come into care, and there is no such thing as the 'ideal foster carer'. If you can commit to caring for a child who is going through a difficult time, for as long as they need you, and you have a spare bedroom then there's a good chance you can become a foster carer.

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Family Fostercare works with Cumbria local authority to find, train and support new foster carers to provide safe, sensitive foster care for children who, for one reason or another, cannot live with their families right now.

Family Fostercare believes in fostering with a family feel. That's why we keep our offices small, working with a maximum of 25 foster families at each office, so that we have the time to give every individual the care and support they need. As a foster agency one of our most important values is to make sure that every foster carer and young person we have the privilege of working with feels like one of the family.

And we're proud to say that we are living up to our values - our most recent Ofsted report highlights the high standard of care, stability and support children receive from Family Fostercare foster carers.

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Your Local Family Fostercare



Our foster carers in Kendal are supported by our Cumbria fostering team. We have two offices in the region to ensure the very best support  for our foster carer groups around the county. Our foster carers from Kendal and other areas in South & West Cumbria are supported from our foster carer meeting and training centre in Workington and we also have a main foster agency office in Carlisle.

Our fostering team works with foster carers from around the region including Kendal, Penrith, Barrow-in-Furness, Workington, Whitehaven, Carlisle, Brampton and Appleby. Our Registered Manager for Cumbria is Verity Coppard, a dedicated social worker with a degree in Psychology and experience working in the fostering sector and with adults and children with learning difficulties. Verity is a firm believer in Family Fostercare's ethos of putting child and family first and fostering with a family feel.

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Could You Foster a Child in Kendal?



We always welcome enquiries from everyone who thinks they would like to become a foster carer in Kendal and from experienced foster carers wishing to transfer to us. At the moment we are especially keen to hear from people who think they could: foster over 8's, foster teenagers, foster siblings or foster children with special needs or challenging behaviour.

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Get in Touch & Start Your Fostering Journey Today!



If you would like to know more about fostering in Kendal and changing children's lives for the better, for ever, please get in touch with Family Fostercare Cumbria today.

You can use our online enquiry form and we'll be in touch. If you prefer you can give Verity and her team a call on 01228 583127 (because we know sometimes there's no substitute for a good chat!).

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