Our Place fostering

What Our Place foster carers do

Our Place foster carers:

  • Look after a young person who needs a family
  • Support the young person to return to living in a family home, rather than a residential home
  • Build a relationship with the young person
  • Always be there for the young person when they need some extra support 

You'll have a full-time contract. When you don't have a placement, you'll work in other areas in the Our Place Hub. This means you can start to build a relationship with a child or young person who may eventually live with you. 

Skills and interests you'll need

To be an Our Place foster carer, you need to:

  • Be passionate and committed to improving the opportunities and life skills of young people.
  • Be open to support from our specialist workers.
  • Have a caring attitude that is child-centred.
  • Support us with helping young people become confident and resilient adults with a place to belong.
  • Offer a structured life for a young person and maintain this, providing them with a stable home.
  • Have patience, perspective, empathy and flexibility.
  • Ideally, have experience working with children or young people who have experienced trauma and exhibited challenging behaviour.

You'll also need a spare bedroom and be available to care for the young person full-time.