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Thinking of fostering?

Are you thinking of becoming a foster parent?

  • We’re so happy to hear that you’re thinking of fostering, this is the very first step in your journey!
  • If you’re over 21 and have a spare bedroom, we would like to hear from you.
  • Fostering is a super rewarding career that lets you make a difference in your local community.

That’s fantastic! Whatever your background, education level or personal situation, we’ll be delighted to chat with you and help you join our fantastic fostering family. We promise to provide you with the best advice, and an honest and realistic view on what fostering will mean for you.

We will provide you with training if you decide to foster and this will be delivered at a venue which is close to your home. It will be friendly and informative and presented by link workers and experienced parents who have years of experience and wisdom to share.

You will never feel unsupported, and our advice and guidance is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. After all, it is only by supporting you that we can make sure our foster parents deliver the best care to the children we look after.

So – could you be a foster parent?

The children that we look after are all so different from each other which is why we are always looking for foster parents from a range of backgrounds. We need couples - whether married or living together - with or without children, single people, same-sex couples and divorced people, and because we like to place children with foster parents who share their background and identity, we need parents from all cultures and religions. 

Do you have the qualities?

You don’t need formal qualifications to become a foster parent. We will help you think about the life experience you have, and how you can use this to become a great foster parent. Sometimes, it can take someone like us to remind you of the unique every day skills you have already gained and how these can be put to good use for fostering. It will often be your basic approach to life that best qualifies you to foster.

So, could you make the grade? Are you…

  • Patient?
  • Open and with a good sense of humour?
  • Optimistic and enthusiastic when faced with new challenges?
  • Flexible in your approach?
  • Ready to make a positive difference to a child or young person’s life?

If the answer to these questions is YES then we would love to speak with you.

Do you have the space?

To be considered as a foster care there are just a few things that you must have…

  • A spare bedroom
  • The space and time to make a foster child feel safe and a part of your family

Your next move

Please, browse through our website.  It will tell you loads about Family Fostering Partners and how we work. Then, give us call on 03300 948816 or enquire online by filling in the form below or using our live online chat, alternatively you can send us an email on

We love talking to people who are not sure whether they want to foster, because we can help you make up your mind without any pressure. There is no question too big, too small or too silly! Go on – give us a try. You have nothing to lose and could become a lifeline for a child who deserves a chance.

Foster Parent

We have a great relationship with our Supervising Social Worker (SSW). We can tell her anything and she supports and respects us both. All the team at Family Fostering Partners are very approachable and easy to talk to.

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