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Our online benefit claim and calculator will not be available between 7.00pm on Friday 21 January and 9.00pm on Saturday 22 January due to maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Who can foster?


Whether you're married or single, your sexuality, age and whether you own a home will not impact on your application.

If you have a spare bedroom, and the time to dedicate to foster a child, please get in touch and ask about fostering

Our foster carers

Our foster carers come from many different backgrounds, cultures and ethnic groups. For example:

  • single
  • married and unmarried couples
  • same sex couples
  • retired
  • employed and unemployed
  • living in their own homes, bought or rented
  • families with and without their own children

These are just examples. If your circumstances are different, and you'd like to apply to be come a foster carer, please contact us.

Essential criteria to foster with us

The most important criteria for becoming a foster carer is that you're able to listen and empathise, and provide a stable and loving home for the children you foster. However we do have the following essential criteria:

  • You must have a spare bedroom
  • You must live permanently or be eligible for settlement (also called indefinite leave to remain) in the UK. If you are eligible for settlement, this means you can stay in the UK without any time restrictions.
Contact us
Fostering
03000 269 400