The Big
Guess Who Fosters
Awareness Quiz

At least 8,600 new foster families are needed across the UK during 2014 to provide stable, secure and loving homes for the record numbers of fostered children.

There are certain misconceptions about who can foster which is leaving thousands of children without care.

With your help we can make a difference.

Take the Quiz now. Answer six quick questions and you could help change a child’s life.

Correct!

False: Of course single people can foster! 18% of our foster carers in Warrington are single.

Wrong!

False: Of course single people can foster! 18% of our foster carers in Warrington are single.

Correct!

True: We have lots of foster carers who have never had children of their own but have childcare experience through family or work.

Wrong!

True: We have lots of foster carers who have never had children of their own but have childcare experience through family or work.

Correct!

False: 34% of our foster carers in Warrington are aged between 50-59, 20% aged between 60-69 and 1% are over 70 years. Many of our carers are retired childcare or caring professionals such as teachers, nurses etc.

Wrong!

False: 34% of our foster carers in Warrington are aged between 50-59, 20% aged between 60-69 and 1% are over 70 years. Many of our carers are retired childcare or caring professionals such as teachers, nurses etc.

Correct!

False: We are not going to quote statistics here. When looking at what makes a good carer/parent (listening skills, patience, optimism, non-judgemental, sense of humour) sexuality is not on the list!

Wrong!

False: We are not going to quote statistics here. When looking at what makes a good carer/parent (listening skills, patience, optimism, non-judgemental, sense of humour) sexuality is not on the list!

Correct!

True: Sure you can! You just have to be available as all working parents are, to take children to and from school and be available in the school holidays. You will also need to be available for training and other meetings. If you're part of a couple one of you will need to be a little flexible.

Wrong!

True: Sure you can! You just have to be available as all working parents are, to take children to and from school and be available in the school holidays. You will also need to be available for training and other meetings. If you're part of a couple one of you will need to be a little flexible.

Correct!

False: We welcome enquiries from people with disabilities and will look at your strengths and capabilities in relation to caring for children. Many of our carers are registered as disabled and/or have a disability.

Wrong!

False: We welcome enquiries from people with disabilities and will look at your strengths and capabilities in relation to caring for children. Many of our carers are registered as disabled and/or have a disability.

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At least 8,600 new foster families are needed across the UK during 2014 to provide stable, secure and loving homes for the record numbers of fostered children.

There are certain misconceptions about who can foster which is leaving thousands of children without care.

With your help we can make a difference.

Take the Quiz now. Answer six quick questions and you could help change a child’s life.

Can you...

guess who fosters?

What does a foster carer look like? Underneath the calm exterior, they may well have incredible skills but thankfully more often than not, they're everyday Clark Kents with their underwear on the inside as opposed to displaying a super hero fashion sense!

This Foster Care Fortnight (12-25 May) we are asking you to guesswhofosters and also meet some of our fantastic foster carers, to see for yourself that just like a good box of chocolates, they are all very different!

Right now, there are over 240 children in Warrington who require long and short-term homes through foster carer. Our biggest need is for older children, teenagers and sibling groups. For all sorts of reasons children may not be able to stay at home with their families and they rely on the support and commitment of our foster carers who offer them a safe and loving home. Here in Warrington, you can be single, married, living together, working, unemployed or retired. Our weekly allowances range from £295 - £495 per week.