At Time Out Fostering we aspire to give children a stable and loving home. We aim to provide them with safe, quality care that encourages children to reach their full potential. We invite you to help us achieve this.
You won’t need endless amounts of qualifications but will need a spare room, patience, understanding and a good sense of humour.
Fostering will provide you with a variety of rewarding work, with children at the heart of everything we strive to achieve. With our support you too can be part of this incredible life-changing experience.
Rewarding and flexible working from home
Fostering can make a real difference to a child or young person. You can be employed, self-employed or unemployed and still foster. Our supportive approach makes the work easier and flexible.
24/7 support from people you know
We offer outstanding support to our carers. Everyone in the team really knows our families and can offer support and advice. Additionally each family has a dedicated supervising social worker and family support worker.
Generous financial package
You will receive a generous allowance, part of which is to cover the cost of having a young person in place. The amount you receive depends on the type of placement you have and your training and experience.
We seek feedback and listen to it
As a smaller agency we respond quickly and individually to requests and feedback from carers, young people, local authorities, social workers and Ofsted. We act on feedback as quickly as possible.
The quality of the care we provide means we are a preferred provider for Sussex and Brighton Local Authorities. We see more referrals for children than many agencies. This gives a better chance to get the right child for your family.
Ongoing training and development
We provide interesting and informative training. Online courses cover much of necessary training for foster care and is accessible 24/7. Face-to- face training is provided by professionals our carers like. Training is free and lunch is provided.
We want to provide carers opportunities for self-development. Carers can work for us in training, mentoring and providing family support alongside fostering. This is optional but many carers value and enjoy their real connection to our agency.
Quality and diversity
We welcome everyone. We wish to extend the diversity of our carers to ensure that we can provide as many placement to as many children as possible. We value and respect difference in our Time Out family.
I love being a foster carer. It’s rewarding on so many levels and each day brings a new challenge. It feels good to give something back and just try to make a difference.Caroline – foster carer