Welcome to Fostering

A Guide to Becoming and Being a Foster Carer

What should you expect when you're expecting to foster? This book is a guide to taking the first critical steps of your fostering journey, explaining what fostering is, how to become a foster carer and what it takes to thrive.

Combining invaluable advice from veteran foster carers, the expertise of the professionals who support them, and priceless experiences of foster children themselves, this book explains the fostering process step by step. It tackles all the questions that you've ever asked yourself about fostering: What is fostering really like? What are the challenges? What kind of difference could I make?

Comprehensive and accessible, this is the companion for first-time fosterers or those considering foster care.

£10.99
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Press reviews for: Welcome to Fostering

The Rt. Hon. The Lord Laming

This is an important and timely book, which sets out both the challenges and the achievements of foster carers' day-by-day work.

Dr.h.c Jenny Molloy, Author, Adviser and Trainer for Looked After Children, Care Leavers Patron for The British Association of Social Workers England

This beautiful quote will stay with me forever: "Always make sure they have a blanket when they leave. Don't wash it, as it needs to have a familiar smell to help them settle. Even our 16-year old took a blanket with her."

Isabelle Trowler, Chief Social Worker for Children

This is a great guide, packed full of information and insight about how best to navigate the world of fostering.

Maxine Taylor, Foster carer

It's the book I wish I'd had when I was considering fostering and in my first few years.

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