If you have the patience, understanding, a good sense of humour, can be extra vigilant with safety, be open-minded, good at communicating, able to advocate and to learn and be committed to meeting disabled children’s needs, then you have the skills we are looking for.
As a foster parent to a child with a disability, you will be providing specialist care to a child who may have learning difficulties, autism, physical disabilities or medical conditions. Finding a foster carer that meets the needs of a child can sometimes be difficult. For disabled children, the challenge can often be greater. You do not need to choose between fostering children with or without a disability but be open to the idea of any child according to your own skills and experience you can provide.
A specialised and rewarding type of care, this will give you the chance to make a positive impact on a child or young person’s life most in need of assistance. Your home will provide the perfect environment for a child to have everything they need to reach their full potential. Nothing changes with children with disabilities. The targets may be different but the goal to live life to the maximum still stays the same.
Becoming a foster carer for a disabled child can seem quite daunting to begin with, but don’t worry as you will be provided with the support you need in many ways such as a social worker who will have had significant experience of working with disabled children. At Viola Fostering Services, we will provide you with all the advice and help you need, to ensure that both you and your fostered child are comfortable and supported.
There is a growing need for foster carers to look after disabled children. Be willing to give a disabled child a chance, you will learn a lot from it and will reap the rewards. Get in touch with us today at Viola Fostering Services.