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What is Fostering

Fostering is a way of providing family life for someone else’s child in your own home when they are unable to live with their birth family. The Foster carer and their family provides a warm and caring attitude towards the looked after child by welcoming him or her to their house.  This opens space for effective communication and trust which enables the child to settle in a new environment.

Fostering makes positive and lasting differences to the lives of children or young people. Carers contribute towards the social, educational, health and overall development of the child.

Why Fostering

  • Nationally there is estimated to be around 27,000 Foster Carers
  • At any given time there are 60,000 children being “looked after” by foster families
  • It is estimated that there is a shortage of around 10,000 foster carers
  • In addition, the foster carer population is ’ageing’, with many approaching retirement.

Benefits of becoming a Foster Carer include:

– Making a difference to a child’s life
– Experiencing a sense of achievement from helping others
– Enjoying having children in your life
– Gaining satisfaction from helping a child learn and develop
– Having an opportunity to use your parenting or life skills
– Helping your own family learn to share and care for others
– Taking on a fresh challenge, whatever your age

Different types of fostering

Fostering can be short term or long term, and fostering can last for days, months or years. Many children return home to their birth families, but others may receive long term support, either through continued fostering, adoption, residential care, or by being helped to live independently.

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Why Fostering

  • Fostering with Fostering Innovations

    Fostering Innovations is an Independent Fostering Agency that believes in working in partnership and introducing innovative and rewarding ideas to supports the carers to achieve the best outcomes for the looked after children. Fostering Innovations carers are part of a professional and dedicated team and we offer them comprehensive training, an impressive fostering allowance and dedicated 24 x 7 one-to-one support – from our staff, mentors and social workers. Fostering Innovations, ensure our foster carers offer children and young people the security and stability they need to build themselves a stronger, happier, more secure future.

    What makes us different from others

    1. Team of young, experienced and motivated professionals
    2. Fast approach to achieve solution to problems
    3. Believe in partnership and team working ethos
    4. Believe in growth, learning and development of others
    5. Focused on child learning and development


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