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  • being a taxi service
  • muddy footprints through the house
  • dirty plates hidden in a bedroom
  • toys everywhere
  • ouch that was Lego under a bare foot
  • weekends stood in the cold and wet at the side of a pitch

Fostering isn’t always pretty, but it is pretty amazing!

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+

because all you need to be a fosterer, is to be able to provide a place of comfort and stability to help a child realise their potential.

We are particularly looking for:

  • people who can care for older children
  • people who could offer siblings a home, they really need to be together during a difficult time
  • mother and child placements
  • those who can offer short break respite care for disabled children
  • those who can provide a long-term home for a child as a permanent foster carer

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.



If you could offer a child, teenager or siblings a home, we’d love to hear from you.

Make an enquiry about fostering

Alternatively you can call our friendly team on 01872 323638.

View our Statement of Purpose

Guide for prospective foster carers

Find out how fostering changes lives

Guides for children and young people

Fostering useful links

Fostering support

Find out what support you will get when fostering

Fostering enquiry form

Use our online form to ask any questions you might have


Use our resources to find useful links and documents


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Adoption and fostering in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

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