South West of England

Interested in foster caring?

Want to find the best agency in your region?

Taking the next step in the process can be time wasting and confusing as there are a large number of fostering agencies to choose from. You may find it hard to find information about the differences between the agencies and what they can offer you as a potential foster carer.

Simply Fostering – Be a foster carer

We are not a fostering agency, we are an company who provides free independent information about fostering. We also offer an agency matching service to help people who are interested in fostering find the best agencies to choose from.

Fostering Agency Database

Our Independent Fostering Agency Database holds a list of member agencies in the South West, 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.

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

The right agency.

From your contact form, one of our social work experts will match you and your situation with the most suitable fostering agencies in the South West, 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 South West 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.

Fostering career – Find the right agency, support, allowances.

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 enquiry form, and get fostering right first time!

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

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

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Make a confidential enquiry to Simply Fostering and we will help you to find the best agencies to choose from.