Our work in fostering
Every year, we help hundreds of children across the UK find safe and loving foster homes
We run fostering services in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. We are experts in finding the best possible match between children and foster families.
Looked-after children and young people can be at risk of sexual and other forms of exploitation. We give them the intensive professional support they need in a safe, warm and loving environment.
We also have a strong track record of placing sibling groups and children with disabilities with suitable foster carers.
Our fostering services in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland support children and young people who have faced adverse childhood experiences.
I am the woman I am today because of Derrick and Sue. They have helped me grow in confidence and become more independent.Lauren, age 23
Quality training and support
Our foster carers receive tailored support all year round to care for a child or young person. From support groups and regular trainings to fun activities for the family.
Our staff are highly trained to meet complex needs. Our therapeutic approach takes young people’s trauma into account. Through care and support, we help them build resilience and positive relationships.
Improving foster care
Moving to a new home can be scary. We are always developing ways to make a child or young person’s transition less daunting.
Big Welcome is an app designed to learn about a foster family before moving in. Each foster carer can create a profile to share with a child or young person – and give them the best welcome possible. To get involved, please contact: [email protected].
My Time in Care is a video series about life in foster care told by care-experienced young people. It offers reassuring advice to young people moving into or already in care.
Some of our foster homes use Mind of My Own, an app which gives a child the chance to record how they feel about their new home.
Are you a commissioner?
We’d love to talk to you. To discuss your placement needs or learn about our services, contact us: