Supporting
Our Children

Our fostering agency has been operating as a fostering agency for 5 years and as a residential facility for another 10 years.

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How We
Support You

Our Foster Carers enjoy first class support and allowances for you and your foster child can be up to £600 per week. Learn more.

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How to Become
A Foster Carer

From the moment you decide you're interested in fostering a child, we're here to guide you every step of the way.

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There are thousands of children across the United Kingdom who, for many different reasons, cannot live with their birth families.

These children are much more likely to have suffered profound neglect and abuse, and they need to find stability, a sense of belonging, clear boundaries and a consistent environment.

But what really makes a difference to these children’s lives are foster carers who are able to help them recover and progress from their difficult early experiences.

I Want to Foster is a service provided by two agencies that are committed to recruiting carers from diverse communities. Watch our foster carers talk about their experience on our YouTube Channel:

Are you ready to foster?

We are looking for creative, mature, sensitive and empathetic people, who really want to make a difference.

Single, married, lesbian, gay, heterosexual, divorced or cohabiting – if you want to foster, we want to hear from you.

Children need love and support, and people of all backgrounds who can give it to them.

So if you have the desire to bring hope, healing and laughter to a child in need of a stable, nurturing home, and feel that you have the qualities required to meet the sometimes challenging demands of taking a child into your life, you could become part of our “family” of foster carers.

Want to know more?

If you’re interested on starting your journey as a foster carer, find out about the first steps or get in touch for more information.

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Call us now on 0800 121 6401... you could transform a young person's life.

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  • It's half term, it's a sunny day - perfect for getting out and about in your local area - if that area is Chelmsford, then come and find me and my IWF stand in High Chelmer Shopping Centre (outside Primark & Clarks) ..... I have a wealth of fostering information to impart (as well as a plethora of goodies to give away)


  • Children’s minister backs sons and daughters campaign
    Tuesday, 21 October, 2014
    Children’s minister in England, Edward Timpson MP, has thanked the sons and daughters of foster carers, and the services who support these young people who make an invaluable contribution to fostering, during The Fostering Network’s Sons and Daughters campaign.

    Children and families minister, Edward Timpson, said: “Growing up with over 80 foster brothers and sisters, I know all too well the important role foster carer’s children play in welcoming a new child into their home – creating countless childhood memories and helping them settle in to what must be a strange, but loving, new world. I also understand just how hard it can be when someone who has become a part of your family leaves.

    “This makes the constant and dedicated support from fostering services all the more valuable, especially during the challenging times. And so I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you for everything you do, every day, to make a difference to the lives of fostered children.”

    The Fostering Network runs the Sons and Daughters campaign every October, to highlight and celebrate the role that foster carers’ own children play within fostering. This year we are delighted that award-winning author Jacqueline Wilson is judging our writing competition for the sons and daughters of member foster carers and the fostered children who live with them – winners to be announced in November.

  • Educational programme for London’s fostered children launched | The Fostering Network
    www.fostering.net
    London Fostering Achievement, an innovative new programme delivered by The Fostering Network in partnership with Achievement for All aimed at improving educational outcomes for children in foster care, was launched yesterday at City Hall, London.