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Fostering for children means

  • Being loved, cared for and kept safe
  • Being encouraged to play, learn and try new things
  • Being there when things go wrong (and when things go right)
  • Being there today, tomorrow, and the next day

For children and young people who can no longer live with their families, our foster carers give them security, stability and a safe place to call home. Being a foster carer is no ordinary role and can be challenging as well as highly rewarding, for you and the child. We’ll be there with you, supporting and guiding every step of the way.

Fostering with Action for Children means

  • Competitive fees and allowances
  • Extensive training and clear guidance
  • Careful matching, and breaks when you need them
  • 24 hour support

Request an information Pack

If you're ready to find out more about fostering, please fill in this quick form and we’ll email you an enquiry pack, followed by a phone call to make sure you have everything you need. Or, if you prefer, you can call us for a chat, on 0845 200 5162.

Find a service

We’re sorry, our Action for Children fostering services don’t currently cover your area. Please feel free to download the information pack which will tell you a little more about fostering.

We’re sorry, our fostering services don’t currently cover your area. However, Action for Children do support a fostering service run by Leicestershire County Council. Please download the leaflet for more information and visit www.leicestershire.gov.uk/education-and-children/fostering to connect with the service

We’re sorry, our fostering services don’t currently cover your area. However, Action for Children do support a fostering service run by Herefordshire County Council. Please visit https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/info/200147/social_care_and_support/181/herefordshire_intensive_placement_support_service_hipss to connect with the service.

Thanks for enquiring to become a foster carer.

Unfortunately, as children need their own space we would not be able to begin a formal application from you until you have a spare room.

If your situation changes at any time, we’d love to hear from you - you can also give us a call on 0845 862 0562. We're open 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

If you'd like more information about Fostering with Action for Children in the meantime, please visit: https://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/fostering-adoption/about-fostering.

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