Fostering in Wales

When you join Foster Care Associates Cymru you will be joining a motivated and excited fostering provider committed to making a real difference to the lives of the children we care for.

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Welcome to Foster Care Associates Cymru

We are Foster Care Associates - Ni ydy Gymdeithion Gofal Maeth

Foster Care Associates Cymru was established in 1997 and has been delivering foster care in Wales ever since. Over the past year, our fostering agency has received over 1,400 referrals for children and young people that have needed a safe, warm and loving home. With just over 140 foster parents across the region we need to recruit more to support and help the rising need of children and young people that need families. We can only continue to build brighter futures for these children with your help. If you have a spare room, are over the age of 21 and want to make a difference to a child’s life Foster Care Associates Cymru wants to hear from you.

Our Offices – Ein Swyddfeydd

Head Office - Recruitment

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0800 023 4561

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Cymru - Abergele

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One of our team is available to talk to you over the phone to answer any of your fostering queries.

01745 778610

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Foster Care Associates, Ground Floor Building, 5510 North Wales Business Park, Abergele, LL22 8LJ

Cymru - Bridgend

By Phone

One of our team is available to talk to you over the phone to answer any of your fostering queries.

01792 315800

Live chat

You can now chat online to help you find your answers. Speak to an FCA member right away.

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Visit an office

Foster Care Associates, Suite 4, Elm Court, Cowbridge Road, Bridgend, CF31 3SR

Benefits of working with FCA

24/7 advice service

Excellent ongoing training

Access to your local fostering team

Competitive payments

Local support groups

Local social activities and events

How do Foster Care Associates offer support in Cymru?

It’s the can-do attitude that makes fostering with Foster Care Associates Cymru such a rewarding experience. Our experienced team of fostering professionals will provide you with the highest levels of local support. We make sure you never feel alone, from monthly foster parent support groups to plenty of activities and events you’ll be instantly welcomed into our independent fostering agency's family and well looked after too.

  • 24/7 local support: including monthly support groups for all foster parents in Cymru.
  • Team Parenting: a regional and national network of childcare experts who may work with each child or young person to look after every single area of their well-being.
  • Training and Development.
  • Independent advice with a FREE membership to FosterTalk.
  • A comprehensive events and activities calendar.
  • Online support: Access to a portal to read about everything that is happening at Foster Care Associates, plus access to incredible discounts on family experiences, shopping and restaurants across the UK.
  • Foster Carer Appreciation Day.

Here to support you

We provide the foundations for our foster families to create positive and lasting differences, it’s at the heart of everything we do in our fostering service at Foster Care Associates Cymru. We have a strong, professional and established team across Cymru that supports our foster parents, children and young people in all aspects of their family life. We are on hand to support you 24/7 all year round.

We hold a range of regular support groups across the whole region giving foster parents the opportunity to strengthen relationships with other foster parents in the area. Foster parents can come along for an informal chat to share knowledge, best practice, get support and training with our online training, or attend ADAPT Groups to support families with a therapeutic approach, or pop along for coffee and cake and a catch up. It’s a great opportunity for foster parents and staff to support each other.

Activities and events in Cymru

Having fun with our foster parents, children and young people is what makes Foster Care Associates Cymru special and what makes us so friendly and welcoming.

We hold regular fun and thrilling activities for everyone throughout the whole year such as; days out to family fun days, ice skating, climbing in Caernarfon, day trips to the beach and so much more, the list is endless! 

In the summer months we hold one event each week, picked by our young people, to bring everyone together in the wider FCA family. Every year we ensure our Cymru choir takes place in the Big Sing Off our national choir competition (which we have won a couple of times). In 2018, we were lucky to host the event and welcomed over 600 children, young people, foster parents and staff to Abergele to sing their hearts out and see who would be crowned the the Big Sing Off choir champions. 

After all the summer fun, our festive parties and celebrations begin with our young people and birth children achievement awards as well as Christmas parties where everyone gets involved in the festive fun!

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Thank you so much for bringing all our big FCA Cymru family together in what is a triumph! We absolutely loved the festival. It’s really helped with M’s confidence. It has helped her to communicate better and make long life friends who are of similar nature to her".

FCA Cymru foster parent 

Welcome from Anne Armstrong, Registered Manager

Hi I am Anne, the Registered Manager - Rheolwr Cofrestredig for Cymru. Well it’s been a great year for Cymru and we have seen some extremely positive outcomes for our children. A week never goes by without a foster family sending in certificates or photographs depicting the great achievements our children have accomplished. In 2019, Cymru hosted the Big Sing Off choir competition when up to 800 people involved in fostering within our community came together  to compete for the choir of the year. As the hosts, we had the pleasure of being able to welcome all these families and staff to join together in celebrating some of the great talents on display. We provided entertainment and great Welsh hospitality throughout the day and the weather was great, with magnificent views spanning across the beautiful clear blue ocean.

At FCA Cymru I am proud that we celebrate countless ‘time to shine foster families’ and members of staff; with exceptional practice being displayed time after time.  We also recognise  long service awards for staff and foster families, to thank them for the endless hours, weeks and months they have dedicated to the positive outcomes for our children.  As a region we are motivated and excited to make a real a difference to the lives of the children we care for.

Thinking about fostering? contact us - Meddwl am faethu? Cyswllt efo ni

Meet the Cymru team - Cyfarfod Y Tîm

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