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Who can Foster a child?


As a Foster Parent you’ll be looking after another person’s child in your own home. Like any child or young person they need stability, security and a chance to develop and thrive.  A Foster Parent will have a huge impact on a child’s lives, helping them to improve their self-esteem, make better choices and to go on to have a safer and happier future.


You can Foster if you are:

  • Any gender or sexuality;
  • Single or married (or in a relationship or not);
  • Have children already or not;
  • A homeowner or a tenant (you will need your landlord's permission);
  • New to Fostering or transferring from another agency or Local Authority - you don't need any specific qualifications - we will provide all the training you need.


Foster Parents come in all shapes and size, and from all walks of life, culture and backgrounds; and we welcome applications from everyone over the age of 21 - all ethnicities, faiths, gender and sexuality including LGBTQ+ applicants; individuals and couples; with or without experience of Fostering or being parents.


All we ask is that you MUST have a spare bedroom for a child to call their own – in a stable home - but you don’t need to own it!


There is no one type of ‘perfect’ person we look for, so we encourage applications from everyone. Many people rule themselves out without even considering all the amazing skills, compassion, resilience and understanding that could make them a great Foster Parent. 


If you are a healthy, energetic, capable, patient person and can see the potential in people who have not yet had the opportunities they deserve, then please get in touch for a chat about your Fostering options.

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