Here at Children Always First we do exactly what our name suggests – we put the needs of children first. We are a small family-owned Independent Fostering Agency based in Bromsgrove, operating exclusively in the West Midlands. We offer a family placement service that genuinely provides the very highest level of support to our carers. We are always continually striving to achieve the very best outcomes for our children and young people and to date we can be proud of all we have achieved.
We genuinely care about every single child or young person placed with us and we do all we can to support our amazing carers who look after them. We have capped our growth to a maximum of 60 fostering households in order to keep our ‘family feel’ and maintain our outstanding levels of support to each and every carer. We want to recruit potential carers who share our ethos that every child really matters.
We feel part of an agency that really do put children first, this is evidenced in all CAF strive to provide.– CAF Foster Carer 2018
What our Foster Carers say about Children Always First
Children Always First Ltd
Office 1 Ladybird Barn
Old Burcot Lane
Phone01527 917 888
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Fostering for CAF FAQs
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Is there an age range?
The Standards set out by Coram Baaf say that there is no minimum age for fostering. However as an agency we suggest that anyone over the age of 21 can apply to foster for us. Experienced Foster Carers often foster into their 60s so if you feel like fostering could be right for you, please get in touch.
Can I foster if I'm single?
Here at CAF we have lots of single foster carers, whether you are a male or female single person it doesn’t matter as long as you have the skills and qualities to be a good foster carer, that’s all that matters.
Do I have to own my accommodation to be able to foster?
As long as you have a home with at least one spare bedroom that is all you need. If you do live in a rented property it is advised you get your landlord’s permission. We can help and advise you with this.
People often ask us if they can be unemployed and be a foster carer, this isn’t a problem at all. We can talk you through the financial side of fostering before we start the assessment process. On the flip side, you can also be employed and be a foster carer for CAF, as long as you have the capacity to be available for the child or children you look after, as being a foster carer there will be an expectation you attend meetings to do with the child/ children. So as long as you feel you can be flexible to meet the needs of the child/ children then this shouldn’t be a problem.
Can I foster for CAF if I'm in a same sex relationship or part of the LGBTQ Community?
We are proud of our diversity and inclusive approach.We welcome everyone here at CAF. We currently have foster carers from the LGBTQ community already fostering for us in a single and couple capacity. We are looking for people who have the right skills and qualities to offer a child a loving, nurturing home.