FCA independent UK fostering agency

Growing stronger and better together

We’ve been helping people become extraordinary foster parents throughout the UK since 1994.

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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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Fostering UK

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.

Becoming a foster parent

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Supporting Foster Parent

We know that foster care isn’t the same everywhere and we wouldn’t expect anyone to foster without the right support. We have been helping people become extraordinary foster parents since 1994.

We have in-depth resources on hand, together with an extensive team of professionals, to provide specialist input when it’s needed. All the resources, everything you’d expect from a large and long-established foster care agency.

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Foster Care Associates

Stronger together

We believe that everyone has a voice, and we’re committed to listening. By involving everyone our foster parents, colleagues, children and young people, we’ve created a positive and empowering culture where everyone feels respected, valued and able to contribute.

We grow stronger and better together, helping us improve the experiences of foster parents and the children they look after.

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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.

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Are you thinking of fostering?

Download the FCA’s complete beginner’s guide to fostering a child. Find out more on how to foster a child and the process involved.

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Whether you’re ready to start your journey or just want to chat to an expert, we are here to talk.



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