Fostering Jewish children in care
As specialists in Jewish foster care, we know from experience how important it is for Jewish children to be cared for by foster families that understand their faith. The Jewish community is tight-knit, and family is often at the heart of the religion. This is why it can be extremely difficult for Jewish children and teenagers to navigate their journey in foster care without the traditions and customs they are used to. That’s why we work hard to provide bespoke Jewish foster care services so children from the Jewish community can live with families who are able to support their religious needs as well as provide love, security and safety.
At ACS, we need more people to open up their Jewish homes and care for foster children who urgently need a place to live. From understanding the devastating impact of antisemitism through to following a Kosher diet and observing the Sabbath, you’d be able to help them stay connected to Judaism while giving them the tools and knowledge they need to thrive.
If you’re interested in becoming a foster parent and wish to foster a Jewish child, please get in touch today. With our expertise in Jewish foster care and your passion for helping a child in need, we can change young people's lives for the better.
Fostering with a specialist Jewish foster care agency
Going into care is a frightening time for children. Whether it’s for a long-term placement or a short emergency fostering placement, this confusion and unrest can be doubled if Jewish children are placed with families that don’t fully understand the complexities of their faith. That’s why it’s important for us to carefully match foster children with loving Jewish homes, so they can continue living with a sense of normalcy. We want the Jewish children in our care to be able to celebrate special religious milestones such as their Bat mitzvah or Bar mitzvah, or special holidays such as Hannukah, or simply be with a family that understands what it’s like to be Jewish.
As a multi-faith foster care agency with a diverse team of professionals from different faiths and cultures, we have extensive knowledge and first-hand experience of what it takes to raise and foster a Jewish child. You’ll have a dedicated social worker that respects your faith, and we’ll work together to bring out the best in your foster child and ensure their future is a bright one.
Benefits of fostering with ACS
- Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ Support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
- A generous financial package
- A comprehensive training programme
- Regular peer group meetings
- A calendar of events, activities and days out for you, your family and the children you care for
- Access to key local community groups and further support resources
- Regular home support visits from your personal Link Worker
- Paid respite
Requirements to foster a Jewish child
You don’t need to be married to foster, or even living with a partner, we welcome people regardless of their relationship status or sexuality. All we ask is:
- You have a spare bedroom?
- You are over 21 years old?
- You enjoy the company of young people?
- You have a sense of humour and the ability to see the positive wherever possible?
If this is you, we’d love to hear from you.
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Great rewards and benefits for foster parents
At ACS, our foster parents have a great online portal, giving them access to all our latest news, fostering resources and amazing discounts at hundreds of popular retailers, restaurants and family days out.
Other benefits of working with ACS
We offer our foster parents a competitive allowance. Why not try out our finance calculator to see how fostering may affect your income.
Your training start with us during your fostering assessment and will continue throughout your fostering career.
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Can’t find what you’re looking for?
One of our team is available to talk to you over the phone to answer any of your fostering queries.
You can get in touch by filling out our online enquiry form with any queries that you may have.
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Active Care Solutions, 34-35 Pure Office, Broadwell Rd, Oldbury, B69 4BY