What is fostering?
Fostering is when a child is placed into the care of foster carers because they are unable to live with their own family. Our foster carers support these children and provide them with a stable, safe family home for as long as they need it – this could be anything from a few days or weeks to months or even years.
There are all sorts of reasons why children come into care and each will have their own life story. Every child is an individual, which is why we offer different types of fostering placements
How is it different to adoption?
Fostering is very different from adoption. When you adopt a child, you become their legal guardian and you’re responsible for them just as you would be for your own child. It’s not the same when you foster a child – their legal responsibility remains with the birth family or, in some cases, the local authority.
Fostering with an independent fostering agency is different to becoming a carer with a local authority and it’s important to understand how before you begin your fostering journey. Want to find out more about becoming a foster carer with us? Check out how the process works or get in touch with us and one of our fostering experts will answer all your questions.
At Fostering People, we’re committed to ensuring our carers provide the best possible care for the children they foster. And we’ve been doing it for almost 15 years.
Established in 2000 by experienced social workers, we started out as a local fostering agency in the East Midlands. We’ve grown over the years, but our ethos remains the same. We still pride ourselves on offering our carers excellent, personal support within their local community.
So it’s no surprise that we’re now the preferred fostering provider for all local authorities in the North East and Yorkshire, and a first choice for local authorities across the rest of England. This means our foster carers can trust us to provide them with frequent, stable fostering placements that will match their family’s needs.
In fact, it’s helped us to achieve an exceptionally high satisfaction rate, with nine out of ten of our foster carers saying they feel respected and listened to in their role. Discover what some of them have to say about fostering with us by reading our carer stories
Fostering People Limited
Registered Company in England and Wales, Company Registration Number: 04241833
Who to contact
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- Fostering in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
- 0800 077 8159 0800 077 8159
Where to go
Fostering People, Level 3, Bridgford House
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