What is fostering

Family in the garden with teddy bear

Fostering is when a child is cared for by someone who is not their birth parent.

Foster carers offer children a safe, secure and warm home at times when their own families are unable to. This can be because of a difficulty in the family or short-term illness of a parent. In situations where children are unable to return to the care of their parents, fostering can support children into adulthood.

With support of a specialist team, foster carers take children into their homes. This is to help them thrive in a caring and safe environment, building their future with them. Fostering can be hugely rewarding and great fun.

It's important that our children have the option to remain in our local community, where their education and friendships can continue.

Do you want to know more about fostering?

If you are interested in becoming a foster carer, we'd love to hear from you.

To learn more about this process, you can call us on  01983 823 160 or email your name and preferred contact time using the enquire button.