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Who can be a foster carer?

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You must be 21 or older.

There is no upper age limit.

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You must have a spare room.

Children and young people need their privacy.

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You need to be a British citizen or permanently staying in the U.K. 

You must also have good spoken and written English.

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You need to have flexibility at work if you will be the primary carer.

Children in care need stability and consistent care.

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You will need to be reasonably fit - physically and emotionally.

Disability isn’t a barrier to fostering.

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You can be of any religion or from any cultural background.

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Your relationship status or sexuality is not a barrier to becoming a foster carer.