Have you space for someone else in your home? Do you have motivation, determination, commitment, patience, a sense of humour and stickability?
Yes? Then read on...
You’ve shown an interest and that’s a start! The most important factor is that you must like children and young people. After that you need at least some of the following qualities:
Time! Our children and young people need someone to be there for them. It is a full time job and you will need to make that commitment.
A spare bedroom. All our children and young people must have their own bedroom unless they are same sex siblings who want (and are able to share) or small children under 3 years.
Your home must be safe, clean and hygienic.
You need a good support network. Beta will give you professional and emotional support but you will need friends or family around you who can help out in times of difficulty and babysit etc.