Not-For-Profit Fostering

Making a Difference

Helping change lives through fostering across England & Wales for over 20 years. We  commit to providing the best possible fostering support to help children to be happy and successful.

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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 co-operative in 1999 in Worcestershire.

From 1st October 2023 we are 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. 

OUR VISION “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.”

Steve Field

Director of Child Care


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

Are 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 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.


North West England

Are you in Manchester, Liverpool, Warrington, Merseyside or the Wirral? Ready to foster?

South Wales - Cymru

Do you live in Cardiff, Newport, Swansea or the Welsh Valleys? Want to find out about fostering with a not-for-profit agency?

Bristol & South West

Are you living in or around Bristol, Bath, Swindon or Gloucestershire and interested in becoming a foster carer?


Do you live in York, Leeds, Sheffield, Hull, Doncaster or Rotherham? Want to know more about fostering?

West Midlands

Are you in Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Solihull, Wolverhampton, Coventry or Warwick? Ready to foster?

Eastern Counties

Do you live in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex or Cambridgeshire? Can we help answer your questions about fostering?

What our Carers say
"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!"
Ana R.
FCC Foster Carer NW Region

can you foster?

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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