Fostering in County Down

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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.

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We are not a fostering agency, we are an independent company providing free information and a 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 Down
Our Independent Fostering Agency Database holds a list of member agencies in County Down, who we recommend based on their reputation, quality of service, and the type of support and allowances on offer.

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

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If you decide to contact us and use our free, fostering agency matching service, we will arrange for the most suitable agencies in Down 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
12%

Religion

Roman Catholics
49%
Protestant or Other Christian Churches
38%
Other Religious Backgrounds
5%
No Religious Faith
4%
Unknown
4%

Ethnicity
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.

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Did you Know - County Down?

Downpatrick is the county town of County Down, one of the six counties of Northern Ireland in the province of Ulster. Home to the Mountains of Mourne, the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Tollymore Forest Park, Bangor.

The 13th century Norman Gravestones from County Down, carved from Scrabo sandstone, are in Down County Museum, which was originally a prison. The Tide Mill at Nendrum is the earliest known example in the world.

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