Foster carer hub

We're here to answer your questions and offer reassuring guidance throughout your fostering journey

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There's a lot to learn when you first start fostering. This can sometimes feel overwhelming

We have compiled resources to guide and help you throughout your journey, covering your induction as well as your ongoing training and development needs.

Foster carer handbook

Our online handbook covers essential policies and guidance to follow, all in one place. It is for Action for Children foster carers only.

Please note: we are currently reviewing the foster carer handbook.

If you have any questions, get in touch with your supervising social worker.

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Fostering regulations

Fostering is governed by legislation, regulations and standards specific to England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

View the latest legislation for each country:

Useful resources

A short list of free resources for foster carers:

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If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to speak to your supervising social worker.