Find out about us and how we reinvest our surplus funds to support our foster carers & the children in our care

Become A Foster Carer

Fostering needs to be the right choice for you and your family. Would you like an informal chat to explore options?

Inspired To Foster!

Want to hear from foster carers about their experiences? Find out how fostering changes lives

About us

FOR Children not for profit

We are passionate about making a difference to children’s lives. Children in care are there for a reason, they are hurting and need our help to heal. 

Disillusioned by what was offered to children in care, and the support given to Foster Carers, we set up as a not-for-profit co-operative in 1999 working in England & Wales. As the co-operative we were rated Good with Ofsted (last report 2019).

On the 1st October 2023 we became The Foster Care Charity, a registered charity dedicated to promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and young adults through foster care placements and related childcare services. We provide foster care across central, eastern and northern England from north Somerset to south Yorkshire. 

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What are Carers Paid?

As a foster carer you will receive a professional carer fee and fostering allowances, when a child is placed with you

New to Fostering?

Find out more about what you need to become a foster carer and the type of support that we provide for our network of carers

Mother and baby daughter PACT Parent & Child Together fostering

Types of Fostering

We provide a variety of different types of foster care, including PACT, to ensure that we can meet the individual needs of children in care

Could you foster? We'd love to have a chat and help you with your fostering journey!

Foster daughter and foster mother talking

“OUR VISION is to make a positive impact on children’s lives and enable them to achieve their full potential, have a sense of belonging, and grow as individuals.”

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Sam Ram

CEO - The Foster Care Charity

Where We Provide Foster Care

Our Locations

We provide foster care across England. Our network of foster carers are looked after locally by our regional teams of experienced supervising social workers and our friendly support staff. Our head office is in Malvern, Worcestershire.

North West England

Are you in Manchester, Liverpool, Warrington, Merseyside, the Wirral or other surrounding areas? Ready to foster? We are looking for foster carers based across the north west region.

Bristol & South West

Are you living in or around Bristol, Bath, Swindon or Gloucestershire and interested in becoming a foster carer? We are looking for foster carers in all areas across the south west of England.


Do you live in York, Leeds, Sheffield, Hull, Doncaster or Rotherham or other surrounding areas? Want to know more about fostering? We are looking for foster carers based in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.


Are you in Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Leicester, Coventy or other cities and towns across the Midlands and want to foster? We are looking for foster carers in all areas of the North, West and East Midlands.

Eastern Counties

Do you live in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex or Cambridgeshire? Can we help answer your questions about fostering? We are looking for foster carers in all areas across the eastern counties of England.

"I think the service offered is great! I've had lots of support not only by my Social Worker but also from other people at FCC from training, admin, finance. All very kind, always ready to answer my questions or queries and reminding me of deadlines.  I’m so happy to have the opportunity to do fostering with FCC family!"


Aged 21 or over? Have at least one spare bedroom?
Have the stamina, love and compassion to care for a child?

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