Become an Enhanced Foster Carer
Have you ever thought about making a real difference, changing your career for new challenges and gaining the best out of one’s self to care for children and young people?
Pride Fostering Service offers enhanced fostering service by providing all the necessary training and support.
Who can become an Enhanced Foster Carer?
This is an easy teachable model meaning that those individuals who have a keen interest in the psychology of parenting will do well to put themselves forward. There is also a high level of support and guidance ensuring that carers have greater belief in their ability to practice fostering within the ARC therapeutic parenting model.
Prospective foster carers must have a spare bedroom and for their home to lend itself to a calm therapeutic environment. Enhanced carers are to be either full time at home or have minimal competing demands.
It is desirable for prospective foster carers to hold a level of parenting experience or have worked with children / young people or vulnerable adults. However we do have Enhanced carers who hold no prior experience are thriving within this new career.
It is also desirable that the fostering household has no younger children living in the household. It is also important that we seek applicants who are able to offer a long term commitment to children and young people.
How do I become an Enhanced Carer?
Please express an interest by contacting our recruitment team on 01582 433775 or register your interest via our online enquiry form at https://www.pridefostering.com/foster-carer-enquiry-form.php
Please see a copy of Our Guide to Foster which outlines the process of becoming an approved Foster Carer for Pride. The process to become an Enhanced foster carer is the same as a mainstream foster carer however we have added a greater emphasis on applicant’s ability for self-reflection on their life history, professionalism , inwardly thinking and record keeping skills.
Please see the list of ARC based competencies for the assessment for newly approved foster carers.
Our assessors will have prior knowledge of the ARC model of parenting and hence an introduction of the model will commence at the point of assessment.