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Fostering in the South West

Around the South West and the Peninsula

We’re looking for people who can give children a safe and happy home in the South West of England

The children who need your care have been through tough times. They may need help managing their emotions and behaviors.

We find foster homes for children of all ages. But there is a high need for children aged six to 18.

Areas we cover

We have offices in Bristol and Exeter. Our friendly team recruits foster carers all over the South West.

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Types of fostering

This is when a child needs to stay with a foster family for several years, or until they are ready and able to live independently.

Sometimes, children and young people need somewhere to live temporarily.

Short break carers look after a child or young person for a few days, usually on a regular basis. They enable a family or a full-time foster care to rest and have a break.

Planned breaks carers look after a child or young people for a few days, usually on a regular basis. They enable a family or a full-time foster care to rest and have a break.

Usually lasting around three months, this type of fostering involves looking after parents who have their own children.

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We will talk to you about the type of fostering available, taking your preferences and skills into account. As a charity, our priority is getting it right for children and young people.

Who we're looking for

Foster carers come from all walks of life. To foster, you will need to be at least 21. You will also need a spare room for a child. You’ll have to be good with children and have time to give.

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Support and training

  • 24-hour support, with a dedicated supervising social worker and a foster carer helpline.
  • Extensive training all year around.
  • Regular support groups and a buddy system for new foster carers.
  • Competitive fees and allowances. And a range of benefits and discounts for foster carers.
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