Fostering in Northern Ireland

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Agencies in Northern Ireland.
Taking the next step in the process of becoming a foster carer can be confusing and time-wasting for you as there are many fostering agencies to choose from. You may find that there is little information available about the differences between the agencies and what they can offer you.

Simply Fostering – Be a foster carer
We are an independent company and we provide free information for people who are interested in becoming foster carers. We also offer an agency matching service for those interested in fostering and who would like to find the best fostering agency for them.

Fostering Agency Database – Northern Ireland
Our Independent Fostering Agency Database holds a list of member agencies, 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 the UK, and has helped many hundreds of people to become happy and successful foster carers.

Become a foster carer – Free agency matching service
To use our free, fostering agency matching service, please complete our eligibility quiz and 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 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.

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Did you Know - Northern Ireland?

The British passenger liner the Titanic was built in Belfast Harbour and was launched from there on 31 May 1911.

Northern Ireland is the least populated part of the UK with only 3% of the population.

The oldest occupied castle is Kellyleagh Castle in County Down. It has been inhabited since the 13th Century.

The largest lake in the UK is Lough Neagh in Northern Ireland, which supplies 40% of the region’s water.

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