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.
find out about fostering
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
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!
“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.”
CEO - The Foster Care Charity
where we provide foster care
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.
Cymru - South Wales
Do you live in or near Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, the Welsh Valleys, or other surrounding areas? Want to find out about fostering with a not-for-profit agency? We are looking for foster carers in all areas across South Wales.
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.
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.
What our carers say
CAN YOU FOSTER?
Aged 21 or over? Have at least one spare bedroom?
Have the stamina, love and compassion to care for a child?