Fostering in South East

South East of England

Is fostering for you?

We find your local agencies to choose from.
How do you find the right agency for you and your family? There are lots to choose from but finding the right one for you can be difficult without help. We have lots of information about the agencies on our database and we know about the different support, pay, and what they can offer potential foster carers.

Simply Fostering – Be a foster carer
We are not a fostering agency but an independent company that provides free information and agency matching services for people who are interested in becoming foster carers.

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

About fostering information.

Factors to consider before deciding to foster.

Before deciding to become a foster carer there are a few things that should be considered. Along with the training and support provided by fostering agencies, you should also check if you have a personal support system with friends and family that can support you under stressful situations as all foster children are not the same and as a foster carer, you may have to tackle difficult situations.

According to your family and personal circumstances the age group of foster kids needs to be considered. Needs of children vary based on their age and understanding which is why you should be prepared to be flexible.

Flexibility to work with social workers is important as they visit on a regular basis. Foster carers need to be comfortable communicating with biological parents of the foster child, as that might be a part of the job.

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

The best 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 the South East, 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.

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 the first time!

To use our free, fostering agency matching service, please complete our eligibility quiz and we will arrange for the most suitable agencies in England 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 Summary

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%

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If you meet the UK criteria to foster. we will match you with a local Fostering Agency and ask them to call you.
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We cover the length and breadth of the UK with our unique Agency Network. Finding an Agency near you and supporting your move into foster caring.

Did you Know - South East?

South East England is the third-largest region of England, with a population of over eight and a half million (2011).

The region contains seven cities: Brighton and Hove, Canterbury, Chichester, Oxford, Portsmouth, Southampton and Winchester.

Bletchley Park in north Buckinghamshire was the principal Allied centre for codebreaking.

The largest city in the region is Brighton & Hove. The highest point is Walbury Hill in Berkshire at 974 ft and Britain’s tallest native tree, a 144-ft beech at Devil’s Dyke in Newtimber Woods in West Sussex.

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