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Specialist foster carers

Creating positive futures for young people

Specialist foster carers needed now to work with vulnerable teenagers

The Empower and Protect scheme is being run across Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster to help young people aged 13 to 17 who are at risk of or subject to child sexual exploitation (CSE) and need extra support and a safe place to thrive.

We need specialist foster carers now.  

  • Can you help turn a young person’s life around? 

  • Do you have the commitment and dedication to work with teenagers who are at risk of or subject to child sexual exploitation?

  • Do you enjoy a challenge? 

If you’ve got experience of working with young people we’d like to hear from you.

The young people needing specialist foster carers will need nurture, supervision and extra support. You’ll receive expert support and training as well as a good financial package to reward you for your expertise.


What you'll receive as a specialist foster carer

  • Generous financial and reward package including a retainer fee when there is no young person in your care but you are available

  • Access to out of hours support

  • Therapeutic support and paid for training

  • Regular support groups

  • Support from South Yorkshire Police


What we are looking for from you

  • To provide placements to young people looked after by any of the South Yorkshire Local Authorities.
  • To work as part of the therapeutic team.
  • To work with young people in placement and promote self-esteem, self-worth and promote trusting relationships.
  • To commit to continue to work with the young person through challenging times.
  • To work with other professionals and support and promote the young person’s education.
  • To attend meetings and be willing to host meetings in your own home. 


Contact us

Contact us to find out more about being a specialist foster carer.

  • Modified: Jan 7, 2016 12:02:05 PM