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Thinking you’d like to foster? We’d love to chat to you

We have a real shortage of foster carers. We need people like you be brave and take the step to make a call and find out more. You don’t need to be perfect - you just need to care.

At any one time there are 30 children and young people in Cornwall who need a place to call home. You could be: 

  • single
  • live in a flat
  • rent where you live
  • be LGBTQ+

All you need to be a fosterer, is:

  • be able to provide a place of comfort and stability to help a child realise their potential
  • have your own place to live (rented or owned)
  • be over 21

Find out more on our Can I Foster? page

If you’re thinking about offering a child a home, give us a ring and have a chat with our friendly staff today on 0300 456 0120. Alternatively fill in our online form for a call back.

Contact us using our online form

If you’d like to try fostering before you commit, you could try offering respite and short breaks

Fostering makes such a difference

Martyna tells us what a difference it made to finally have a stable place to settle down and how it helped her to finish school.

I’m nearly convinced but I have questions…

We’re happy to answer any questions you have. Just give us call on 0300 456 0120. You can also email us: The best people to tell you what fostering is like are our foster carers themselves. You can listen to them discussing what it’s like to be a foster carer in our videos. 

Support for you, while you foster

Cornwall Council prides itself on providing lots of support and training opportunities for foster carers: 

We provide the best fostering support

Guide for prospective foster carers

Find out how fostering changes lives

Guides for children and young people 

View our Statement of Purpose


Fostering useful links

Fostering support

Find out what support you will get when fostering

Types of fostering

Different types of fostering aim to meet the child's needs and give the best possible care.

Who can foster

Foster carers are people from from all backgrounds and lifestyles. Find out more

How do I foster

Find out about the process for fostering

Need help?

Most issues can be resolved online, it's the quickest and most convenient way to get help.

Use our contact us form

Adoption and fostering in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

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