Daily life

Day-to-day foster care is much like the daily routine of most families; taking children to school, making sure they do their homework, watching TV together, taking an interest and offering comfort when needed. However, as a foster carer you will also have to:

  • help the child with daily routines, such as homework
  • find activities that the child enjoys to boost their confidence and self-esteem
  • promote contact with birth families for the child
  • help them manage their behaviour and feelings
  • help and guide them to reach their potential
  • work as part of a professional team
  • keep records and write reports about the children in your care
  • attend meetings and advocate for the child in your care
  • attend our training to help develop your fostering skills