Fostering in Bristol

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Information about fostering.

We provide comprehensive information about foster care and help you to reduce the risk of you choosing the wrong fostering agency. One of our social work experts will match you and your situation with the most suitable fostering agencies in Bristol, on our UK Independent Agency Database.

Fostering agencies.

Different types of fostering, allowance, pay, babies, advice.

Just like people, Fostering Agencies are not all the same. They have different support, allowances, quality of training, and access to respite care and support groups.

Not all agencies foster babies, some prefer to look after teenagers, some agencies expect you to be at home full time, others are happy if you have another job.

To be a foster carer you will need to have:

• The time and energy to invest in a child or young person
• A bedroom for the exclusive use of the foster child
• Couples will need to arrange their working hours so that one carer can be available full time
• Single carers will need to be at home full-time or have flexible employment
• A full UK driving license or have excellent transport links

Be a foster carer – Let’s get together.

To find out more and to take the next step towards a career as a foster carer, use our no obligation, free agency matching service by completing our online eligibility quiz, and get fostering right first time!

Fostering Statistics: South West

Total Children in Care, SW 2020
Foster Care Placements, SW 2020

The following statistics are from the total number of children in care in the South West and not exclusively those in Foster Care.

Children with disability : 220
4%
Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers : 240
4%
Popular Placement Types: Bristol is a modern multi-cultural city with a population of around 700,000 people. Fostering needs in Bristol are wide and varied.

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Did you Know - Bristol?

About Bristol, County of Bristol in the South West

Bristol is the largest city in the South West, Bristol Blue Glass was first made in the seventeenth century and the Wills cigarette factory was the largest tobacco factory in Europe.

The infamous pirate Captain Blackbeard had a hideaway cave under St. Mary Redcliffe church, his original childhood home is on Bristol’s harbourside. Pero’s Bridge is named after Pero Jones, who was the African servant of a plantation owner and John Wesley’s ‘New Room’, in Broadmead, is the world’s oldest Methodist church.

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