Helping children in need Foster carers are ordinary people who can do an extraordinary job. They provide a nurturing, safe and caring environment for children and young people aged from babies to teenagers. Many of the children and young people coming into foster care have been through difficult experiences, so their foster carers may need to deal with health services, birth families, contact centre workers, mental health services, Youth Offending Services, and social services among others. Foster carers strive to ensure that the vulnerable children and young people in their care can be healthy, stay safe, enjoy life, achieve their goals and reach their full potential in life. They provide a home and family for these youngsters who will eventually return home to their birth families, move to permanent fostering homes or supported accommodation, or some will be adopted. It’s not always easy, but seeing the positive changes in the young people in their care makes the role of a foster carer rewarding and fulfilling. To find out more about becoming a foster carer call 0161 912 3558 or visit our fostering pages on our website.