Thank you for getting in touch and taking the first step in becoming a foster carer. Working with children is one of the most rewarding things you can do, and I am delighted you are considering joining the team at Mulberry Foster Care.
Whilst incredibly rewarding and exciting,there’s no getting around the fact that fostering is hard work. The hours are long and the progress can be slow. As a job description its no easy sell which is why what our carers do is so important. They provide care,love and family to some of the most challenging and complex young people in society; more importantly they do it well.
We have been social workers for over 15 years and we understand how the role of fostering can be a rollercoaster of emotions. Our foster carers feedback that they would not have this any other way as the rewards far out way the challenges.Seeing a child become confident,learn to trust others and gain love for themselves is what being a foster carer is all about.
Mulberry Foster Care have provided care for children including sibling groups, Children with disability’s, children who display sexualized behaviour, those with challenging behaviour, mental health issues and attachment Disorders. Each child is unique and brings something different to your family – humour and thick skin are essential, as are understanding,Compassion and ‘stickability’. Children can test you but making it through those difficult periods is worth all the effort.
The fostering journey can appear confusing but reading this guide is a good place to start. Whether you are new to fostering or already approved with a fostering provider, I hope the information in here is helpful. One of our Social Workers would be happy to talk through any questions you may have so don’t hesitate to get in touch.
We look forward to hearing from you
Shaun Burnett and Andrew Robinson
Director and Founder