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Fostering in County Antrim

Interested in fostering children?
Want to find the best agency in County Antrim – Take the next step?

Fostering process

Taking the next step in the fostering process can be confusing and time-wasting, due to the choice of agencies out there. There is little information about the differences between agencies, and what they have to offer potential foster carers.

Simply Fostering – what we do…
We are not a fostering agency, we are an independent company providing free information and a free fostering agency matching service for people interested in becoming foster carers, and who want to find the best fostering agencies to choose from.

Fostering Agency Database – County Antrim

Our Independent Fostering Agency Database holds a list of member agencies in County Antrim, who we recommend based on their reputation, quality of service, and the type of support and allowances on offer.

Fostering children – Foster care experts

Together, our team has over eighty years experience of working with foster carers, foster children, and fostering agencies in County Antrim, and has helped many hundreds of people to become happy and successful foster carers.

Become a foster carer – Free agency matching service

If you decide to contact us and use our free, fostering agency matching service, we will arrange for the most suitable agencies in Northern Ireland with vacancies, to contact you, improving your chance of being accepted for assessment and starting on the journey to becoming a happy and successful foster carer.

Fostering: Northern Ireland

Total Children in Care, Northern Ireland 2020
Foster Care Placements, Northern Ireland 2020

Kinship fostering makes up a significant 51% of foster care placements. 

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

Children with Disability

No Data Found


Roman Catholics
Protestant or Other Christian Churches
Other Religious Backgrounds
No Religious Faith

92% of children looked after in Northern Ireland were white.
The remaining 8% was made up of a variety of ethnicities including Black, Irish / Roma Travellers, Chinese, Indian, Pakistani, & mixed/other ethnic groups.

Popular Placement Types: Vary in this area.

Related Areas

This related area section is currently being reviewed by our team.

what Could You Earn?

Being a foster carer is not only an ethical career, it's also financially rewarding. Our calculators estimate what you could be earning.

Free Matching Service?

If you meet the UK criteria to foster. we will match you with a local Fostering Agency and ask them to call you.

UK Wide Fostering Network

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If you live in the UK… We’ve got you covered.
We cover the length and breadth of the UK with our unique Agency Network. Finding an Agency near you and supporting your move into foster caring.


Did you Know - County Antrim?

County Antrim, home to the capital city of Belfast, is in the province of Ulster in the North East of Ireland, and is one of the six counties.

Belfast is home to the Titanic, Lough Neagh near Antrim, is the largest lake in the British Isles and the only French Victory on British soil occurred in 1760 at Carrickfergus. Antrim has nine glens, and Dunluce Castle seven cooks were drowned when the kitchen fell into the sea. Only the kitchen boy survived.

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