Raising awareness of need for foster carers
Fostering makes a difference
Children and young people want to be secure, supported and loved. Fostering provides children who cannot live with their own families for whatever reason with alternative care where they can benefit from a loving, safe and stable home.
Around three new foster carers are needed every week to meet the needs of children and young people coming into care.
Fostering is highly rewarding and worthwhile. It makes a significant difference both to the lives of the children and the foster carer.
You can find more information in this section:
No age limit
There is no maximum age limit on becoming a foster parent. You can be a foster carer:
- whether you have your own children or not
- if you are single, married or living with a partner
- if you are in or out of work
- whether you live in your own home or rent
- whatever your race, religion or sexuality
You can find out more about fostering at the following link: