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Can you provide a safe, stable home for a young person?

  • You must have a spare bedroom

  • You can be single, married or in a long-term relationship

  • You need to be 21 years of age or older

  • You can be either employed, self employed, unemployed or on benefits

  • It doesn't matter if you currently have your own children or not

  • You need to have lived in England for at least one year

So, could you foster?

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