Find out what fostering is and the difference between fostering
We're keen to recruit a wide range of families.
People who foster come in all shapes and sizes. We're looking
for applications from people with the qualities of patience,
tolerance and energy.
Learn more about the fostering process.
There are various types of fostering available
from short break care, to long term fostering. There's certain
to be something that suits you.
We offer support and training to foster families, their own
children and young people, as well as the children in their
This section is specifically for approved foster carers,
with information to help them in their roles.
If you want to foster or have any enquiries get in
Come along and meet our team and existing carers to find out
if fostering is right for you.
As a foster carer your role would be to meet the needs of a
child in your care.
There has been a very welcome change to the new rules on housing
benefit in favour of foster carers. For further information visit
Fostering Network website.
The Children’s Minister, Edward Timpson, has written to foster
carers about the valuable role they play in supporting the children
they care for. Read
a letter to foster carers
4 April 2013 - Read a guide to changes within
Children's Targeted Services.