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Fostering children in Cheltenham.

We provide comprehensive information about fostering children in Cheltenham, and help you to reduce the risk of you choosing the wrong fostering agency.

Fostering agencies. 

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

Different types of fostering, allowance, pay, babies, 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 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.

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

Be a foster carer – Let’s get together.

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!

About Cheltenham in the South West

Cheltenhams motto is ‘Salubritas et Eruditio’ which translates as Health and Education, Britain’s Olympic ski-jumper, Eddie the Eagle was born in Cheltenham in 1963 and the central courtyard area of the GCHQ building is large enough to accommodate the Royal Albert Hall.

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the most valuable non-handicap chase in Britain, electric trams ran between Cheltenham and Cleeve Hill between 1901 and 1929 and  Cheltenham has been a health and holiday spa town resort since the discovery of mineral springs in 1716.

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