We are delighted that you are thinking about fostering. Whether it’s for one night, a few months, or several years, welcoming a child into your home has the potential to make a significant difference in their life. It will also have an impact on your life! Fostering can be one of the most rewarding things you can do – but it can also be one of the most challenging.

We hope that the pages in this section will give you a helpful introduction to fostering and point in the right direction to find out more. We’d also recommend that you speak to a foster carer that you know – this can be one of the best ways to really get to grips of what fostering involves and whether it’s for you. If you don’t know anyone, let us know and we may be able to connect you to one of our champions.

If you have any questions, please phone us on 0300 001 0995 or fill in the form below.

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Introduction to fostering The process Finding support after you have fostered FAQs Fostering unaccompanied minors Children Waiting

Fill it with something worthwhile: Sandra and Harry's story

Sandra and Harry share about their realisation that they could be part of the solution.

Safe in a home for good: Molly's story

Molly was just a few hours old when she was placed with foster carers Lewis and Caroline.

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