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In Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly we are looking for people to provide, safe and loving homes for children and young people in care. Foster carers can help some of the most vulnerable children, providing them with guidance, stability and love.

At the moment, we are particularly looking for people who can care for older children, teenagers and also those who can provide a long term home for a child as a permanent foster carer.


John is a young person in foster care in Cornwall. He says:

"My foster carers are amazing. They treat me with so much care and they truly do love me as much as I love them. I see them as my family. I wouldn’t be as confident in myself if I wasn’t in foster care…it gives me confidence and happiness."

Make an enquiry about fostering

who can foster_v_Variation_4.jpgWe need people from lots of different backgrounds and lifestyles to become foster carers.
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The Fostering Service

Lerryn Building,
Old County Hall,
Truro, TR1 3AY

01872 323 638