Foster with us

Can you provide a child with a safe, warm, caring, stable and loving home for as long as they need it? Every week about 20 children and young people need foster carers.

We give our approved carers

  • 24/7 support from dedicated local social workers
  • a generous financial allowance and extra allowances for birthdays and holidays 
  • up-to-date and relevant training in line with the latest research and input from an experienced network of approved fosters carers
  • wellbeing activities and events, providing a support network and activities related to art, culture, sport, and self-care for our foster carers, children and fostering families

New foster carers will have the support of our:

We have a moral as well as legal responsibility for the children we look after so you can be sure that we will find you the most suitable match to ensure you can meet the child's individual needs. Unlike some independent fostering agencies, we are not for profit so you can be sure that our foster carers have excellent support and training to meet the needs of the children.

Fostering information pack

Read our guide to fostering – in one handy information pack (PDF 1.00 MB)

Benefits and support

From 24/7 support and ongoing training to a generous allowance, we'll be with you all the way.

Our assessment process

Find out how to become a foster carer with us.

Transferring from another agency

Already a foster carer and looking for a change? We'd love to hear from you.

Real-life stories - Fostering videos

Watch our new series of videos about fostering with first-hand accounts from our foster children, foster carers and fostering team.

Get in touch

Interested in fostering with us? We'd love to hear from you.

Enquire about fostering

If you'd prefer to speak to someone then give us a call on 0300 123 6723

Foster with us

Listen to our team and foster carers talk about the benefits of fostering with a large local authority.