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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.

Find out more about what it takes to foster

What our foster carers are saying

We took the opportunity to catch up with some of the people involved in fostering and talk about their experiences.

Find out more about what our foster carers are saying

How to become a foster carer

It usually takes around four months from the start of your application to becoming a foster carer.

Find out about becoming a foster carer

Allowances and fees

How much you get paid depends on your experience and how many children you look after.

Find out about allowances and fees

Benefits and discounts

We have a range of benefits available for foster carers.

Find out about the range of benefits available

Professional development and support

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

Find out about how we support you as a foster carer

Fostering information events

Learn more about fostering and how you can become an approved foster carer.

Join an information session

Private fostering

Are you caring for some-one else’s child

Find out more about private fostering

Foster to adopt (early permanence)

An alternative to the standard route taken for adoption.

More about early permanence

COVID and fostering

How we safeguard you

Find out more about how we safeguard you
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