In 2012 Chrysalis Consortium was set up so that children and foster carers could benefit from a holistic approach, rather than therapy being an ‘add on’ to a foster placement.
By holistic we mean that the starting point for all our foster placements will be ‘what is going to help this child to heal and flourish’? I.e. what is going to be therapeutic for this child? Healing through fun and good relationships will be the main point of all our placements.
We are a relationships based agency. We currently have three office bases for our fostering agency and we recruit carers within 90 minutes of each base. Our main base is Sheffield but we have additional bases in York and Bradford. If you are interested in becoming a therapeutic foster carer with us, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Therapeutic Foster Care
All of our foster carers are therapeutically trained. You don’t need to be an expert or be experienced in this kind of work to be a foster carer with Chrysalis. Most of all you need the personal qualities which will help you use our approach to helping children.
It will be helpful if you have some understanding of how children operate and develop as they grow. Most importantly however, you need to be willing to be shown new ways of taking care of children who have been hurt.
You do not need to be able to manage this job all on your own. You will have a great team beside you; you just need to be able to work as part of that team.
Testimonials from the Team
Joanne, Family Support Worker
Abbey, Principal Social Worker
Jude, Clinical Lead
Chloe Tyas, Engagement & Inclusion Manager
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