A quick look at the requirements to be a foster carer.

A detailed look at the steps involved and month-by-month breakdown.

We want more people from the LGBT community to become foster parents.

Busy mum Julie Long manages her fostering role, along with her part time job. 

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What is fostering

Find out why we need foster carers and the different types of fostering.

Common questions about fostering

Have a look at the questions we get asked the most.

Private fostering

If you're in a private fostering arrangement please let us know immediately.

Connected person fostering

Formerly known as kinship care, this is an alternative to normal fostering or adoption.

Fostering with an independent agency

Find out how you can transfer to our fostering service.

Free early education for 2 year olds

Children who have left care or adopted from a local council will be entitled to free early education and childcare.