Who can become a foster parent?
We're looking for individuals from all walks of life to join our fostering family. You don’t need to have experience with young people; just a positive attitude and the determination to make a life-changing difference.
If you'd like to know more about fostering and you meet the following initial requirements, then we’d love to speak to you:
- You are over 21 years old
- You have a spare bedroom
- You are the legal right to work in the UK
- You have the time, energy and passion to
transform a child’s life
WE’RE LEADING PRACTITIONERS
We’re pioneers in therapeutic foster care and have all the know-how and resources to support you.
Our specialist team of social workers, fostering advisors, therapists and teachers are here to support you 24/7 - with ISP, you're never alone.
LOCAL SUPPORT NETWORKS
As well as professional support, we host regular events for you to meet other local foster parents and families at lunches, celebrations and days out.
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
You'll have the opportunity to gain valuable skills and qualifications through our comprehensive training programme.
In addition to our fostering allowance - typically around £500 per week, per child - we also offer payments to go towards school uniform, holidays and summer activities.
EXCITING REWARD PLATFORM
You'll have access to our exciting reward platform with hundreds of discounts on some of your favourite high street brands, family days out, holidays, restaurants and more.
What makes us different?
Founded by foster parents, we know first-hand the requirements and experiences of foster families and ensure that we provide our families with the right professional support, training and services they need.
August 28 2020
"It feels like Jessica was always meant to join our family"
Andy and Ran have welcomed their first foster child into their home after being approved as foster parents and share their journey so far...
August 25 2020
“When you’re a respite carer, just one day can make all the difference"
Ruth and Steve became respite foster parents a year ago after seeing the difference their neighbours were making to children in care. Today, they reveal what life is like as respite foster parents.
May 28 2020
"It's not just about having a spare room and feeding them"
A Jamaican born foster parent explains how her childhood was one of the reasons why she chose to foster and help children who needed a loving and caring environment.
October 8 2019
“I don’t think of it as a job"
Chris and Debbie have been fostering for over 13 years and have fostered around 10 children, with most of these being long term/permanent placements.
June 18 2019
Couple honoured after 16 years of fostering children
Kent couple, Cleve and Nicola Hedges, have dedicated the last 16 years of their lives to fostering over 20 children - from new-born babies right through to older teenagers.