Foster Care for Local Authorities

From 1st October, 2023, The Foster Care Co-operative (not-for-profit fostering agency incorporated in 1999) transitioned to become The Foster Care Charity. A private company limited by guarantee with registered charity number 1201143. For more information about our transition click here.

We are members of the Fairer Fostering Partnership and the Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers.

Joint Planning

We work closely with local authorities in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for children.We have active groups of carers in:

  • The North West of England
  • Yorkshire
  • Midlands
  • The South West of England
  • East Anglia
  • Wales

However, we are always growing into new areas of the UK.


The Foster Care Charity is registered with Ofsted in England and CIW in Wales.
Inspection reports can be viewed on these websites: and

We have one Registered Manager in England and one Appointed Manager in Wales, along with qualified and experienced social work teams.


Our fees are highly competitive, age related and we provide discounts for local authorities for long term placements. Money received is typically spent as follows:

  • 55% on foster carer fees, allowances & expenses
  • 29% on staffing
  • 16% on training, insurances, premises, travel and all other costs


We are fully insured against the following risks:

  • Public Liability £10,000,000
  • Employers’ Liability £10,000,000
  • Professional Indemnity £5,000,000
  • All Risks/Malicious Damage for Carers £100,000

Related Documents

Take a look at The Foster Care Charity Statement of Purpose and prior OFSTED and CIW reports for The Foster Care Co-operative via these links:

Ofsted Report 2019

Last report published for
The Foster Care Co-operative

CIW Report 2018

AGC Adroddiad Arolygu ar gyfer FCC Cymru 2018

Last reports published for
The Foster Care Co-operative

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