New to fostering?
Fostering is an amazing and rewarding journey that can turn a child’s life around. It could even change yours too.
Looking to transfer?
Transferring to us is simple and you’ll see the difference the moment you join our family.
We offer generous and competitive fostering allowances and payments together with unrivalled levels of support and training.
Find your local team fostering agency
As one of the largest independent foster agencies in the UK, we pride ourselves on giving you the support you need, exactly when you need it, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. From Belfast to Milton Keynes to Cardiff to Carnforth, your local FCA team provides life-changing fostering services for vulnerable children, young people and foster carers alike.
We’re there for you, so you can be there for the children and young people in your care.
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The heart of fostering in the UK
With over 25 years of foster care experience, we continually strive to involve people and improve services. We’re one of the country’s largest and most experienced independent fostering agencies and committed to supporting every single foster child and foster parent, every single minute of the day.
Here at the FCA we understand that becoming a foster carer doesn’t happen overnight, but when you do choose to foster with us, you can rely on our support throughout the process.
Great rewards and benefits for foster parents
As an FCA foster parent, you will have access to our rewards platform with hundreds of offers at all your favourite high street retailers.
Areas we cover:
“Fostering has brought us all together as a family, I wish we had started a long time ago”
February 16 2024
Meet FCA foster parent Paula, who started her fostering journey with FCA Thames Valley after her own three children flew the nest. She shares her fostering highlights, and how it’s brought her family closer together.
"My biggest regret is that we didn't do this earlier"
January 15 2024
Meet Elaine and Stephen, foster parents from Northern Ireland. In 2020 they decided it was the perfect time to embark on their fostering journey. Here is their story...
"They say it takes a village to raise a child, and they are my village, honestly."
January 8 2024
Meet foster parent Claudia from Thames Valley who has highlighted the importance of recruiting more BAME foster parents to support our looked after children. Claudia also talks the about importance of the support she has had from FCA.
“I wasn’t going to give up on him, no matter what”
October 20 2023
Celia was determined to give her foster child the best life she could, she said: “Lewis* came from a really difficult background, things were tough. But I wasn’t going to give up on him, no matter what.”
"Thinking about fostering? Our advice: just do it!"
October 16 2023
We caught up with foster parent Angie who has been fostering with us since 2015 along with husband Paul. She shared with us their fostering story…
“Moving to FCA was one of the best things I ever did, I can’t recommend them enough”
September 18 2023
Meet foster parent Georgia from Newcastle who started fostering at 24. She shares her fostering highlights after she recently transferred to FCA from a local authority. Now with her partner, the couple look after a sibling group of two.
Speak to our team
Whether you’re ready to start your journey or just want to chat to an expert, we are here to talk.