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Foster carers can help some of the most vulnerable children, providing them with guidance, stability and love.

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At the moment, we are particularly looking for:

  • people who can care for older children
  • mother and child placements
  • post-16 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

What is fostering?

There are different types of fostering to meet children's different needs.

What is fostering?

Who can foster?

Foster carers provide safe, secure and loving homes for children.

Who can foster?

How do I foster?

Find out about the step by step process to becoming a foster carer.

How to foster

Are you ready?

Find out if you are ready to become a foster carer.

Are you ready to foster?

Private fostering

Find out what private fostering is and what happens when a child is privately fostered.

Private fostering

Short Break Care

Find out how to become a Short Break Carer and how to access Short Break Care.

Short break care

Fostering support

Find out what support is available once you become a foster carer.            

Fostering support

Young people leaving care

Could you help support a post 16 care leaver to access education or work?

Support young people leaving care