We have had to change the way that some of our services operate to meet the guidelines set out by the government in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

You’ve probably heard of foster care - where someone looks after a child for a period of time because they can’t stay with their birth parents.

Resilience foster care takes this a step further, it's your opportunity to change a young person's life and give them a brighter future.

What is Resilience Fostering?

It’s a unique fostering opportunity where carers provide long term, family based placements for young people aged 10-18 years who currently live in residential care, or who without this provision would likely be placed in a residential home. 

As a resilience foster carer, you would foster one young person and support that person to adult life.

Could you be a Resilience Foster Carer?

If you’ve got experience of working with or caring for young people with behavioural and emotional problems, you should consider becoming a Resilience Foster Carer.

What you need to be:

  • Someone who is available to dedicate their skills to the full time care of a young person.
  • Someone with experience of supporting young people with behavioural and emotional problems
  • Someone who can provide a young person with a bedroom of their own
  • Someone who has no other looked after children living at home
  • Someone who is able and willing to attend training sessions to help develop their skills and attend monthly meetings to review the short and long term plans for the young person they are caring for.

Resilience foster care is not easy. As for any parent, there are good days and bad days. But for doing an extraordinary job, you’ll receive an extraordinary package of emotional, financial and practical support..

Interested? Want to find out more?

This will come with an enhanced fee rate of £1000 per week.  Please get in touch if you are keen to support our most vulnerable children or if you would like more information. 

If you are interested in fostering but want to find out more you can call our Fostering team on 01803 207845 or email fostering@torbay.gov.uk.