Fostering in Cardiff

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Information about fostering.

We provide comprehensive information about foster care and help you to reduce the risk of choosing the wrong fostering agency.

The right foster agency.

From your contact form, one of our social work experts will match you and your situation with the most suitable fostering agencies in Cardiff, on our UK Independent Agency Database.

Different types of fostering. Allowance, babies, children, teens, agency 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. Although agencies have similar expectations, it’s important that you have a clear understanding from the start.

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 licence or have excellent transport links

Be a foster carer – Find the right agency, support, allowances.

By contacting Simply Fostering you can use our free service which uses our Fostering Agency Database, and choose from the agencies in Cardiff with vacancies for foster carers.

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!

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Fostering: Wales/Cymru

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

The following statistics are from the total number of children in care in Wales, and not exclusively those in Foster Care. Source of statistics.

Children with disability : 620
9%
Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers : 80
1%
Popular Placement Types: Vary in this area.

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Did you Know - Cardiff?

Cardiff is one of the smallest European capitals, it became the capital of Wales in 1955, making it one of the newest capital cities. Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium has one of the largest sliding roofs in the world, seating almost 75,000 and Cardiff Castle dates from the 11th century and all of its statues are of animals.

Cardiff claims to have more castles than any other city in the world, Spiller’s record shop in Cardiff, dates from 1894 and is the world’s oldest record store, and the infamous pirate, Henry Morgan, was born in Cardiff.

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