Support for foster parents

Support for foster parents

Foster care isn’t the same everywhere. We wouldn’t expect anyone to foster without the right support so, at FCA, we provide the very best support for foster carers.


How we support you

When you join us, you’ll be joining our community with access to one of the greatest  fostering support packages out there! You really are never on your own because, at FCA, we really are family.

Get in touch

As a foster parent with us you have access to:

  • 24/7 support
    Our fostering teams are on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, so if you need some advice or a helping hand, we’re here for you.
  • FosterTalk membership
    Free confidential, impartial advice, support and guidance to foster parents across the UK.
  • Access to our online portal
    Get free and instant access to information and advice, plus access to a wide range of discounts and offers to some major retailers and online stores.
  • Event & activities
    We host a wide range of national and local events and activities for all the family to enjoy.
  • Training & development
    We’ll prepare you to foster and keep developing your skills with an ongoing training programme featuring both face to face and online courses.
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Whenever we need support from FCA, it’s there, and we’ve found our supervising social worker an unbelievable source of help. We have regular supervision and if we need additional support, she will accommodate extra visits.

Jo & Lisa - Birmingham

Your local fostering community

We have offices and fostering teams across the UK so wherever you are we’re committed to delivering exceptional support.

There’s also the support that comes from other foster parents, and we organise regular events to bring them together this can either be through a support group or social event. There’s always something going on near you, and always someone you can talk to because when you foster with our fostering service you are never on your own.

Find your local team

Excellent allowances and benefits

While payment isn’t the main reason people enter fostering, it’s nonetheless important as it recognises your hard work and commitment. It also helps cover all the costs of looking after a child – including, clothes, food, household bills and little treats along the way. After all you are doing a professional job, and we believe you should be rewarded accordingly and so offer a generous and highly competitive package. The exact amount depends on where you’re based and the child you’re fostering. The fostering allowance also gives you a number of tax exemptions and won’t affect any of your existing benefits.

Find out more here

Speak to our team

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

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