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Become a foster carer

We're looking for people with a spare room and space in their heart to change a child's life. People just like you.

We recruit foster carers for long and short-term placements, as well as people who can look after a parent and child, siblings or children with disabilities.

We’ll give you specialist training, 24h advice and support groups. You’ll get a monthly fee and an allowance, plus holidays.

We’re recruiting all over the UK. Fill out the form below to find a fostering service near you!

Why foster with Action for Children?

  • 24 hour help from our dedicated team
  • Regular support groups with foster carers
  • Fees & allowances that let you focus on being a foster parent
  • Extensive training & learning opportunities

Ready to learn more about fostering?

We’re still progressing enquiries during the Covid-19 crisis. Fill out our form to receive your enquiry pack, and we’ll follow up with a phone call to make sure you have everything you need.

Find a fostering service in your area

We’re sorry, our Action for Children fostering services don’t currently cover your area. Please feel free to download the information pack which will tell you a little more about fostering.

We’re sorry, our fostering services don’t currently cover your area. However, Action for Children do support a fostering service run by Leicestershire County Council. Please download the leaflet for more information and visit www.leicestershire.gov.uk/education-and-children/fostering to connect with the service

We’re sorry, our fostering services don’t currently cover your area. However, Action for Children do support a fostering service run by Herefordshire County Council. Please visit https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/info/200147/social_care_and_support/181/herefordshire_intensive_placement_support_service_hipss to connect with the service.

Thanks for enquiring to become a foster carer.

Unfortunately, as children need their own space we would not be able to begin a formal application from you until you have a spare room.

If your situation changes at any time, we’d love to hear from you - you can also give us a call on 0845 862 0562. We're open 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

If you'd like more information about Fostering with Action for Children in the meantime, please visit: https://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/fostering-adoption/about-fostering.

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