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Adolescent Specialist Placement Scheme
There’s a perception that teenagers can be difficult, but with the right support and training, foster carers can thrive on the challenge.
The Adolescent Specialist Placement Scheme (ASPs) is a team of specialist foster carers who provide short-term care for teenagers.
We are looking for good role models who can inspire young people in preparation for returning to family or to a long term placement.
People who have experience of working with young people would be ideally suited to this scheme, for example youth workers and teachers. This experience is not essential though, what’s important is your desire to transform teenage lives and give them the chance they deserve.
In return we offer enhanced remuneration, allowances and 24 hour support. You will have a dedicated social worker, weekly supervision, regular training and therapeutic support.
For further information on ASPs please complete this form or telephone 0191 643 2540 for an informal chat
“I have to say this isn’t an easy role, however with perseverance, tolerance, teaching, and honesty we have a child who is fitting into structured family life!
Honesty is the best policy. Empathy and firmness are also good attributes.
I feel a great sense of achievement from the good work that my partner and myself have undertaken.
Everyone, and every child is different! Learning how to deal with the differences, can be a challenge. Knowing that you have made a change for the better is very gratifying!”
- ASPs foster carer