Fostering in Kent

Want to find out about fostering agencies in Kent?
Not sure about the fostering process or how to take the next step?

The right Fostering Agency.

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

Our foster agency matching service.

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

The need for our matching service. 

There are different types of fostering in Kent. 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.

Our free matching service is designed to get you placed with a ‘suitable fostering agency’. We aim to give you, the best start in your fostering career.

Is it time for a change?
Do you want to make a positive change in your life? Do you want to experience the satisfaction of keeping children from more harm and seeing them settle down and start thriving?

Then become a foster carer and feel the sense of fulfillment that doing something worthwhile brings, and be the person who can make a difference in a child’s life.

How to foster children in Kent.
There are over fifty Independent (Private) Fostering Agencies to choose from in the South East. 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 eligibility quiz, and get fostering right the first time!

At the time of writing, almost one and a half thousand children and young people who come from other local authorities, have been placed in Kent. The number has doubled over the last ten years and is about fifty percent of all looked after children.

Fostering Statistics: South East

Total Children in Care, SE 2020
Foster Care Placements, SE 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 : 420
4%
Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers : 1040
10%
Popular Placement Types: Vary in this area.

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Did you Know - Kent?

Because of the Channel Tunnel, Kent is the only English county to share a land border with a European country. East Peckham in Kent was where the first-ever speeding ticket was issued.

In January 1896, Walter Arnold was apprehended on his bicycle doing 8mph in a 2mph zone and Kent provides twenty-eight thousand kilograms of strawberries for the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament every year.

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