Fostering

Fostering provides children and young people with a safe place to live when they are unable to live at home with their birth family. 

Fostering

What is a foster carer?

Foster carers take someone else's child into their home and look after them until they are able to return to their own family or are ready to move on.

There's no such thing as a typical foster carer - they come from all walks of life and all sorts of backgrounds.

You can foster with us in lots of different ways, from providing a few days or care including weekends or emergency stays, to long term placements where you provide care for a few years.

Whichever way you foster, it means everything to us and the children in your care, and we're always on hand to offer help and support.

Foster Carer Expression of Interest

Some of our existing foster carers share their experiences of fostering with Together for Children.

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about foster care.

In Foster Care

  • Find out more about fostering with Together for Children.
  • Our Connected Carers Team is involved in the assessment and support of Connected Carers and Special Guardians.
  • Want to know what it’s like to be a foster carer? Read some of the stories of our foster carers.
  • Ofsted, the government office for standards in education, children's services and skills, found Together for Children's independent fostering agency to be good.
  • Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about foster care.
  • Private fostering is an arrangement made by a child’s parent (or someone with parental responsibility) for them to live with a carer who is not a close relative of the child (under the age of 16 or 18 if the child is disabled).