In 2013, churches in Southampton set out to find 40 new foster placements for the City Council. In one year, more than 70 people applied to become foster carers. We are now working with groups, churches and local authorities in towns and cities across the UK to run campaigns, to raise awareness of the need for foster carers in their area. We connect with churches to encourage families to consider fostering or adoption, and with church communities to better resource them in supporting families who care for looked after children.
We have seen families from churches respond to the needs of their local area in incredible ways; encouraging significant numbers of families to consider fostering, setting up support groups, and helping churches to become places of welcome for looked after children and those who care for them.
The Church is well placed to meet the need for more adoptive families and foster carers in the UK, however Councils say it is not always easy to connect with churches. Home for Good wants to help connect your fostering team with the churches in your area.
We now offer a range of services, from £5,000 - £50,000 per year, that will enable local authorities to work effectively with churches to recruit foster carers. We'll work with you to develop a bespoke package that takes into account your needs as a local authority and the church context in your area.
Complete this form and we'll be in touch about the possibility of working with Home for Good in your area