Like a few other fostering services, we also have a mentor scheme in place.
Mentoring is crucial for the development of young minds; it gives many a role model to look up to and somebody who is a friend – impartial, independent and willing. Somebody who isn’t a “parent”, “carer” or “social worker”.
Many foster children and young people in care absolutely love their mentor, as it is somebody who they can confide in and trust – and in turn, the mentor can guide and advise the child or young person.
Mentoring is a difficult and challenging, yet rewarding, role – we know the importance of mentoring, and therefore provide mentors for our children in care. Commonly, there is a lack of coherency and consistency in the relationship between a foster child, the carers, social workers and so on, and and it is the mentors that build the bridge and always be there to support young people under care.
If you are a current carer or interested in becoming a carer and want to know more about our mentoring scheme, please feel free to get in touch for more information.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor check out our voluntary opportunities page for more information; mentoring or volunteering would even be a good starting point after leaving education.
For more information, or to get in touch, send an e-mail, fill out a form or give us a call on 020 3397 3332 (London) or 0161 638 3391 (North England).