Who are we?
Want to make a difference? Thinking of fostering children? Not sure who to contact? We can help.
We are a free practical help, advice and information service for people interested in child care and starting a career as a foster carer.
We are qualified and registered independent social workers with over 30 years experience of child fostering and adoption in the UK.
Since 2008, we have been helping people to get fostering right first time.
Watch our Simply Fostering video about who we are and what we can do for you.
I’m new to fostering
Don’t worry, take some time to look through our comprehensive website, you’ll find all you need to know to help decide your next step, and how you can apply to become a foster carer.
Our website has all the information and facts you need to know to help reduce any confusion by answering all questions you might have.
If you find it’s right for you, take a minute to contact us, then download our free Handbook.
We’ll help you to find a suitable child fostering agency on our national membership database, wherever you live in the UK.
I’m a foster carer, help!
Are you having problems with your agency or just thinking about a change? Is this the right time to find out more, or start the process? Then use our free transfer service!
We specialise in helping approved carers, with or without children in placement, in the transfer process.
Ian will work with you in complete confidence to find the best agency for you and your family.
Contact Ian to start the discussion about what you need and how to improve your support, number of placements, respite, fees and allowances.
Just take a minute to think about yourself…
Think about your life experience, how you were bought up, the good times and the not so good and how you fixed problems along the way.
Remember your successes, how you coped with failures and how people helped you to become the person you are today.
Now ask yourself…
Have you been fair, nurturing and caring?
Did you try to keep friendships and were you able to see other people’s side of things and help them solve problems.
Were you able to hide your feelings when it was necessary and did helping come naturally?
Then your personal experiences, maturity and attributes will help you to be a successful foster carer.
But I’ve no experience…
Ok, you might or might not have any actual experience of fostering children, but you have a lot of resources and skills it takes to work with people. So if you’re interested in a new career, you have the potential to be a foster carer.
Maybe my life experience means I could…
Now you know you’re eligible, don’t let those doubtful feelings get in the way because when you do what comes naturally, a caring career will give you more happiness, self-satisfaction and independence.
What about my age…
Oh, and a child who needs supporting and keeping safe from harm, doesn’t mind how old you might be.
Neither do agencies, you just need to be 21 or over, and fit and well.
Complete our form, and see how we can help!