Fostering in Wakefield
If you are thinking of fostering in Wakefield you’ve come to the right place…
Chrysalis Consortium is an independent fostering agency with bases just a short drive away in Sheffield, York and Brighouse.
Do you want to help a child to heal and flourish?
At Chrysalis we believe that children and foster carers can benefit from a holistic therapeutic approach.
By holistic we mean that the starting point for all our foster placements will be ‘what is going to help this child to heal and flourish’? In other words, what is going to be therapeutic for this child?
Healing through fun and good relationships will be the main point of all our placements.
Fostering in Wakefield is a rewarding career
As well as a rewarding and fulfilling career, here at Chrysalis we provide our carers with a comprehensive support and financial package to aid you on your journey in helping children get the care they really need.
Becoming a Therapeutic Foster Carer
The thought of being a therapeutic foster carer may be daunting. Please relax, if that’s you. You don’t need to be an expert or experienced in this kind of work to be a foster carer with Chrysalis. Most of all you need the personal qualities which will help you to use our approach to helping children.
- Are you PLAYFUL? Is there a part of you which still enjoys playing eg: sport, relaxing with friends, partying, having fun. Do you have a good sense of humour and can you see the funny side, sometimes even when things are tough?
- Are you ACCEPTING? Are there some people in your life you have had to accept just as they are, even though you don’t like everything they do? Do you have the capacity to be there for someone close, no matter what?
- Are you EMPATHIC? Are you warm hearted and sympathetic ? Can you put yourself in someone else’s shoes and understand how they might feel? Do people turn to you as a good listener?
- Are you CURIOUS about what makes people tick? Do you enjoy discovering new things? Do you want to keep on learning, and like being surprised by life?
We are looking for foster parents who live in your area
We are looking for people who like children, of course! People who already spend time with children, whether they are your own or not, and people who enjoy activities which children could join in with, are high on our list. You don’t need to be an experienced parent or foster carer.
It will be helpful if you have some understanding of how children operate and develop as they grow. Most importantly however, you need to be willing to be shown new ways of taking care of children who have been hurt.
You don’t have to manage this job all on your own. You will have a great team beside you; you just need to be able to work as part of that team.
You need to have a spare bedroom, and be over 23 years old. For more information on Foster Carer Requirements visit the Fostering Network website.
Good foster carers come in all shapes and sizes and from all walks of life, it’s who you are, not what you are that makes you a good foster carer.