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Luton Borough Council

Fostering - transform a child's life

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Start your fostering journey with us today, we’ll be with you every step of the way.

What is fostering?

Fostering is where you provide a short or long-term home for a child or young person in need.

Find out more about fostering

Do you have what it takes to foster?

To be a foster carer, you need to be willing to develop new skills.

See what it takes to foster

How to become a foster carer

It usually takes around four months to become a foster carer.

Find out about becoming a foster carer

Training and support

We give our foster carers support, training and development opportunities.

Find out about how we support you as a foster carer

Allowances and fees

How much you get paid depends on various factors such as experience.

See more about allowances and fees

Benefits and discounts

We have a range of benefits available for foster carers.

Find out about the benefits available

Fostering events

Learn how you can become an approved foster carer.

Join an information session

What our foster carers say

We spoke to some of our foster carers to ask about their experiences.

Read what our foster carers say

Foster Carer Plus

Information on what is Foster Carer Plus and how to register your interest.

Find out about Foster Carer Plus

Other fostering links

Contact us

If you have a query about fostering and would like to learn more, please contact us between:

  • 8am to 8pm, Monday to Sunday

Fostering team
E: [email protected]
T: 01582 547633

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