The children placed with you will have different needs, and it’s important that you find the right support so you can care for them as well as for yourself. A wide range of support is available for you, your family and the foster children in your care.

Agency support

As a foster carer, you are part of the team who looks after the child’s well being. Your fostering service will provide the support, supervision and training you need.

Useful organisations

For further information and advice about fostering you can contact the following organisations:

  • The Fostering Network, the UK’s leading fostering charity
  • Fosterline, a free helpline and website funded by the Department for Education offering advice, information and support on all issues related to fostering
  • Foster Talk, an independent, non-profit organisation providing professional support services to foster carers across the UK

Training and publications

CoramBAAF runs training courses, workshops and conferences that can help you to develop your skills. Why not have a look at what is available.

We also produce a large number of books and other publications about fostering and caring for a fostered child. Visit our bookshop to find out more.