Simply Fostering

Why People Foster

The Main Reason People Tell Us Is:

“I Wanted To Make A Difference In Children’s Lives”

The carers we worked with told us:

  • They want to make a difference in children’s and young people’s lives;
  • Many felt there was an empty space in their lives which foster care filled;
  • They were unable to have a child of their own so fostering children was their best option;
  • Some foster carers said they had been in care themselves;
  • Those that were teachers, nurses, social workers, and other childcare workers wanted to use their existing skills in foster caring;
  • Some were influenced by the media and the need for more foster carers;
  • Some wanted to work fostering young people;
  • Some wanted a career change and to be able to work from home.
Overall, why people wanted to foster – foster carers wanted to: ‘Provide loving carers to children’ and ‘to save children from further harm.’

Successful fostering

Being a foster carer is one of the most rewarding careers out there, but being with the wrong agency can mean not having the number, type of placements, and financial benefits you expected. Read about what a foster carer learned.

Contact us and we will find you suitable agencies in your area with vacancies.

Deciding to foster
Hopefully, you will decide to take the next step and if so, we at Simply Fostering would like to thank you for starting the exciting journey to make a difference and becoming a foster carer.

How to foster

A video about a foster carers experience

An experienced foster carer of 20 years talks about how to foster, provides tips on fostering, and chats about her experiences.

Fostering Pay Calculator

What could you get paid for fostering?

Eligible to Foster?

Find out if you meet the UK criteria to Foster

UK Wide Fostering Network

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If you live in the UK… We’ve got you covered.
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.


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