In Reading, we need people who could look after children and young people of all ages, especially a group of siblings.

In a time of change and uncertainty, we all want the familiarity of people that we know and love around us. When more than one child cannot live with their birth parents, our goal is to keep them together with their brothers and sisters, where it is safe to do so, to minimise the disruption in their lives.

However, sibling groups sometimes get split up because we simply don’t have enough foster carers with the space to be able to look after more than one child.  We don’t want this to happen, so we are always searching for people in Reading with space in their homes to be able to keep siblings in care together.

Staying in a family home with a sibling can mean:

  • A child settles into their foster home quicker
  • They perform better at school
  • Their mental health is better and they experience less anxiety and worries
  • They have a solid relationship with someone who is always there.

Our foster carers say

“We thought having two children would be much harder than one but actually when you look after siblings, they kind of look after each other as well which is so good to see.”

“I feel strongly about keeping children together and near to where they grew up. I hate the thought of siblings being separated.”

Children in care over the age of 10 must have their own bedroom. If you live in Reading and have the space to take on two or more siblings, we would love to hear from you. If you only have one spare room, you may still be able to look after younger siblings of the same sex.

We’re looking for people in Reading who have the space in their home and a passion for helping siblings stay together. Could that be you? Enquire here.