Psychological Consultation for Foster Carers

As part of Foster Care Fortnight, we wanted to share with you some of the work we do to support a number of amazing, caring and dedicated foster carers across the country. 

We are fortunate to have the opportunity to provide regular psychological consultations to foster carers. Our consultations provide a safe space where carers and therapists can work together to explore and understand the needs of the child, and where carer’s can develop their therapeutic parenting skills. Working so closely with carers means that we have been able to learn just how much about the time, energy and dedication that goes into fostering a child. 

All the carers we work alongside work tirelessly to ensure the young people they care for have someone they can trust, turn to, and be there to celebrate their achievements. They manage difficult situations with compassion and courage and dedicate so much of their time to providing hope for so many children and young people. 

We asked one of our therapists who undertakes this work to share with us what her favourite moments have been so far, and we love what she had to say: 

“My favourite moments have been getting to see the carers we support show so much commitment, dedication and persistence to overcome difficult situations and help their young people to feel a sense of safety and belonging”. 

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One of our foster carers also shared, “we are always listened to… we are able to talk about ways to increase our knowledge of therapeutic care without feeling judged if we have made mistakes. We are always supported on the end of a phone… I hear my therapeutic practitioners voice and I feel calm and soothed, as I know she is there to help and talk me through things”. 

We truly admire the individuals we work alongside, and it is an honour to be a part of their fostering journeys. You can learn more about Foster Care Fortnight at The Fostering Network:

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