As a charity, our priority is children, not profit. Our goal is to find the best home for a young person and to support our foster carers to give them a safe and happy life.

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What we offer

24-hour support

All our foster carers have a dedicated supervising social worker. They’ll give you one-to-one help and advice whenever you need it. You can also get in touch with us at any time of the day or night.

Extensive training

Our foster carers follow an annual training calendar. Sessions cover the essentials, like child safety and development, as well as policies and procedures.

We also run specialist training and explain some of the issues young people deal with, like bullying on social media and gang culture. You’ll get ideas, resources and tools to help you.

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Regular support groups

These give you the chance to get together and meet people doing the same amazing thing.

Most of our services have a “buddy system” where new foster carers are paired up with more experienced people.

Our fostering ambassadors will also make sure your opinions are listened to.

Fees and allowances that let you focus on fostering

We want you to know that you can afford to care for a child. Being a foster carer is skilled and dedicated work.

You’ll get fees and expenses to support yourself and the children living with you. This means you can focus on caring without worrying about money.

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Benefits and discounts

All our foster carers are registered with The Fostering Network. This gives you access to support and offers.

You’ll be able to use our Health Assured wellbeing package, and get discounts on lots of great brands.

Happy times

Making happy memories is so important. We organise fun days out during the school holidays, giving you and the children you look after the chance to try something different.

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"The service provides excellent quality support and training for foster carers, which is tailored to individual young people’s needs."

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Putting children first

As a charity, we will always put children’s needs first. 

Action for Children has been finding stable, loving homes for children for nearly 150 years.

We are proud to be a member of The Fairer Fostering Partnership, a group of charitable and not-for-profit fostering agencies across the UK. 

Together, we look after over 2,000 children in care and advocate for their rights and wellbeing.

Join our family by getting in touch today.  

Thinking of changing agencies?

Whatever your reasons for changing agency, we will be there for you every step of the way. Following the Fostering Network transfer protocol, our friendly team will answer your questions and ensure a smooth transition.

Contact us by filling our online enquiry form to discuss your needs. Or give us a call on 0845 862 0562 for an informal chat. We are open from Monday to Friday, 9 to 5 pm. 

Get in touch today