Knowledge Centre

Find out all there is to know about becoming a foster carer and how we can help you start your journey today.

About Fostering

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About Fostering 

Foster care is when a child or young person goes to live with adults other than their parents because they can’t stay at home with their family anymore. Find out more about fostering and becoming a foster carer.

Who can Foster?

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Who can Foster

Foster carers come from all walks of life and becoming a foster carer is open to anyone regardless of your race, religion and sexuality. Find out who can foster and if it’s for you. 

Types of Fostering

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Types of Fostering

Types of foster care can be categorised by the type of placement offered to support children and young people. Find out more about the types of foster care placements and how they could become part of your everyday life.

Advice and Guidance

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Advice and Guidance

You may be an existing foster carer or you may want to learn more about fostering before you make the decision to change a child’s life. Find out more about how you can support a child in placement or how you could help in the future.

Ways to

Start the conversation today. Our team of friendly advisors are on hand to answer any foster care questions you may have. We can offer you honest and practical advice that can help you decide if becoming a foster carer is the right path for you. 

Request a
call back

Contact us by completing our online form and one of our fostering advisors will respond to your enquiry within 24 hours.

Call us

Contact us by phone and one of our friendly fostering experts will be on hand for any foster care advice and support you require.

Download a Brochure

Download our helpful guide to becoming a foster carer with Excel Fostering.