Make a difference that lasts a lifetime

Fostering is an amazing and rewarding journey that can turn a child's life around. It could even change yours too.

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Why Choose Foster Care Associates?

Generous allowances

On average, our foster parents receive £487 per child, per week. On top of great allowances, our reward platform helps foster parents get discounts from popular high street retailers.

24/7 professional support

From a dedicated support worker to professional education and therapy sessions, our team are here to help you every step of the way.

Ongoing training & development

Fostering can feel daunting at first but we provide fun, complimentary training programmes to develop new skills and further build your fostering knowledge.

Regular family activities and local support groups

We understand support doesn't just come from our professionals. Our regular activities and group meetups help you share your journey with other foster parents and build an excellent fostering network.

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Can I foster?

We work with an amazing, diverse community of foster parents. If you're over 21 years of age, have a spare room and the legal right to live and work in the UK, then you already meet the initial requirements.

Want a bit more information to help you decide whether fostering is for you? Whatever your question, we are here to help. Fill in an enquiry form and a member of our friendly fostering team will get back to you.

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Payments and rewards for foster parents

At FCA we acknowledge and value all the great work our foster parents do. That's why, along with a generous fostering allowance, you'll receive:

  • Two bonus payments each year of £250 in summer and £250 in winter
  • An additional annual appreciation bonus from £150 up to £1,000 depending on length of service with us
  • Generous mileage allowance for travel to attend our training and support groups
  • Discount scheme offering fantastic discounts across hundreds of high street names, online stores and supermarkets
  • Paid for family activities throughout the year
  • A special gift or experience for each fostering milestone you hit

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A family-feel, Inclusive Community

Being one of the largest and most reputable agencies mean we are a trusted partner for local authorities throughout the UK.

Our services are in high demand across the country, which means once you become an approved foster family with us, it wonʼt be long before youʼll be making a difference in a childʼs life. However, just because we are large, doesnʼt mean weʼre impersonal. At FCA we are one big family. Our regional teams and offices up and down the country mean youʼll have local support, events, and services tailored to you


See what our foster parents say about fostering with us...

Allison and Sylvain

"If you're already thinking about fostering go for it and have a chat with FCA. You will not regret it because it transforms you as a person when you're looking after someone who is vulnerable and just needs to feel safe”.


“Foster care is not without its challenges, but there are so many little moments that make it amazing. Watching my young person grow, make their own decisions, have new life experiences!"

Delia and Franz

We find fostering so rewarding, we do not consider it as a job, it’s a way of life. Looking after children and watching them flourish in life is amazing and we thoroughly enjoy it and would recommend anyone who can, to give this a go.”

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