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Welcome to Fostering

Welcome to Fostering

A Guide to Becoming and Being a Foster Carer

Edited by Andy Elvin and Martin Barrow. Foreword by Lorraine Pascale.

Quick Overview

If you're thinking about becoming a foster carer, or have recently become one, this book is the one companion you'll need to understand the experience of fostering. This book demystifies the process of fostering; it answers all the questions you've had about how to become a foster carer, what the challenges and highlights are, and how to thrive.
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Paperback / softback
2017, 8.50in x 6.73in / 216mm x 171mm, 224pp
ISBN: 9781785922046
2017, ePUB, 400pp
ISBN: 978-1-78450-480-9
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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.


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


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."

- 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 is a great guide, packed full of information and insight about how best to navigate the world of fostering.'
- Isabelle Trowler, Chief Social Worker for Children

'It's the book I wish I'd had when I was considering fostering and in my first few years.'
- Maxine Taylor, Foster carer