Learn about fostering

Our foster families give children the love, care and stability they desperately need

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Fostering changes lives. And for many foster carers, it is the most rewarding thing they’ll ever do

We know fostering is a big decision and understand that everyone’s situation is different. We’re here if you want to chat, ask questions or learn more.

If you're not sure about fostering yet, why not sign up to our fostering newsletter? We share stories and tips every two months.

Action for Children is a proud member of The Fairer Fostering Partnership, a group of charitable and not-for-profit fostering agencies who work purely for children.

What is fostering?

We find safe and loving homes for children who can’t live with their families, both short and long term.

Learn about the children who need a home

What is fostering?

Can I foster?

The answer is probably "yes". Our foster carers come from all walks of life. You only need to have a spare room and be older than 21 (25 in Scotland and Wales).

Learn about what we look for

Who can foster?

Support, fees and training

You’re doing an incredible thing, and we want to make sure you’re looked after well. We’ll give you the skills, support and financial security to care for a child.

See how we'll support you

Support, fees and training

The fostering process

It all starts by getting in touch with us. We’ll send you more info about fostering and talk about your circumstances. Every step helps us find the best match for you and a child.

Learn how to become a foster carer

The fostering process

Start your fostering journey
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Ready to take the first step?

Request your fostering pack