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Fostering in Wales

Whether you’re completely new to fostering or are already an experienced carer, we’ll provide you with all the support, guidance, and training you’ll need to help change a young person’s life.

Family Fostering Partners is an independent fostering agency that specialises in recruiting and training foster carers to look after vulnerable children. We work with children and young people across a range of ages from toddlers to teenagers and with a variety of short-term and long-term needs. 

We are proud to be a leading foster care agency in Wales! We have been ranked as a Tier 1 agency on the All Wales Framework four years running, an amazing achievement that has been earned by the dedicated team of link workers, staff, foster parents, and of course the incredible young people who bring so much to our foster care family! 

Can you help make a difference? 

According to The Fostering Network, 4,870 children were living with foster families in Wales as of 31 March 2019. This is 71 per cent of the total 6,845 children who are in care and looked after away from home. As you can see, foster families are extremely important in ensuring all children across Wales receive the care they deserve. 

Every year, hundreds of new foster families are needed in Wales to meet the demand of vulnerable children and young people entering the care system. Family Fostering Partners is driven by a duty to provide the very best care to children across the region who desperately need love and support. To do that, we are reliant on amazing people like you joining our team! We are actively recruiting kind, caring, and willing people in the Wales region to become carers and make a huge positive impact on a young person’s life and future. We believe you can foster!

Why foster with us? 

Family Fostering Partners is a local agency, founded by friends and family, who can deliver a fully bi-lingual service in both Welsh and English! We believe in investing in people, taking the time to understand and get to know all of our carers individually. Our approach is completely family-based and we create an environment where all opinions, voices, and backgrounds are heard, respected, and welcomed. Through investing time, support, and understanding in our carers, we ensure that the looked after children they care for have the very best opportunity to build a future where they thrive. 

You can be assured that Family Fostering Partners will provide all the training, support, and advice that foster parents need to guarantee the best care for the children they will be looking after. 

As a Family Fostering Partners carer, you will benefit from: 

  • 24/7 support from professional and experienced link workers who ensure that you are never alone and are always on hand to offer a friendly ear. 
  • A competitive professional fee and fostering allowance. 
  • An extensive and detailed training programme designed to equip you with all the necessary skills and knowledge to foster.
  • Regular events where you have the opportunity to meet other foster parents and create a support network of friendly, like-minded people.

Get in touch

If you decide to become a registered carer, be assured you will never feel on your own. We will make sure you have everything you need to make fostering a success for you. 

If you live in Wales and are interested in becoming a foster parent, we're here to help. We cover all areas in Wales including Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Neath and Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, and Vale of Glamorgan. 

There are a range of ways to get in touch with us and begin your fostering journey. Simply hop on a live chat to speak to a member of the team straight away, fill out our contact form, give us a call on 03300 948816 or send an email to info@familyfosteringpartners.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to the family! 

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Who can Foster?

People aged 21 or over who have leave to remain in the UK and who have a spare bedroom in their home are eligible to foster in Wales! You don’t need any specific qualifications to foster and you can become a foster parent regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability! 

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Types of Fostering 

No two children are the same, therefore there are many different types of foster care. Similarly, every carer is different too! Children’s needs vary greatly and we understand that yours do, too! We will work with you to help you decide which kind of placement would be the best for you.

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Do Foster Carers get Paid?

We understand that the financial implications of fostering are an essential part of your decision to foster. We pay all of our foster carers a competitive professional fee and allowance in recognition of their hard work, time, and skill. 

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