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Fostering in the South East of England

Interested in fostering or curious on how a foster care agency works? Foster Care Associates has helped thousands of children find homes with loving families over the years and has since grown to become one of the UK’s leading and largest fostering agencies.

With over 25 years of experience, Foster Care Associates has helped build families all over the UK including the South East of England. Each year, the number of referrals of children and young people we get from local authorities increases.

During 2019, over 6,794 children from areas within the South East of England, including London and Kent were referred to us. For anyone who is considering becoming a foster parent (commonly known as a foster carer) or would like to know more information regarding the process to becoming a foster parent should get in touch and speak to one of our friendly advisers on how you can get started.

Fostering within the South East of England could not be easier. We are helping children find loving foster carers across many regions of the South East. All the way from Kent to Southampton and London to Brighton, we also cover the Isle of Wight.

For more information regarding our specific regions in which we operate, or how to foster in a more localised region, please follow one of the links below:

Alternatively, you can enquire directly through our contact page.

Foster Child Hugging New Foster Carer

Fostering support within the South East

Within the South East region over 122 foster carers are supported by approximately 40 staff members.

Local and regional events across the South East of England are organised on a regular basis to not only provide as much fun as possible, but to also provide additional support to both new and existing foster carers. 

Every year an awards ceremony is held for all our young people and their carers, alongside a region-wide Christmas party which includes the ‘Big Sing Off’. This is where we get to perform with our best singing voices in front of an audience of over 600 other foster carers, staff, children and young people.

On top of the many South-East support events, Foster Care Associates also provides various types of high-quality training and support. For example, both Pre-Approval Training and Post-Approval Training.

Take a look at our carer satisfaction survey for the South East.

How to become a foster carer in the South East

It could not be easier in taking your first step to becoming a foster parent. Give a young person the security and support they need, whilst building your own skills as a foster carer. Both carers and young people can be challenging at times. Foster Care Associates are here to make both work together and turn these into fun times. 

If you are looking to become a foster parent in the South East of England, or would like more information about how you can join our team, call us on 0800 434 6000 or fill in our contact form below.

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Our Offices

Eastleigh

9 West Links, Tollgate Business Park, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, SO53 3TG

02380 383800

Isle of Wight

Unit 1L, Innovation Centre, St Cross Business Park, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5WB

01983 550473

Meet the Team

Debs Morgan-Jones

Senior Supervising Social Worker

Zara Caldwell

Supervising Social Worker

Georgia Andrews Cox

Supervising Social Worker

Katie Ballard

Office Manager

Rachel Ealing

Fostering Service Manager

Ray Kalaker

Fostering Service Manager

Melanie Goddard

Senior Supervising Social Worker

Caroline Watson

Senior Supervising Social Worker

Jayne Lehane

Carer Recruitment Officer

Debbie Osman

Administrator

Jack Salter

Placements Manager

Hollie Parkinson

Administrator

Anna Bangerter

Supervising Social Worker

Caroline Ellis

Registered Manager

Rachel Walker

Supervising Social Worker

Vinda Ekwueme

Supervising Social Worker

Sasha Natt

Placements Officer

Sukpal Uppal

Children and Young People Support Worker

Frances Ring

Supervising Social Worker

Kemisola Akinfisoye

Operations Manager

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    How can we help?

    Ready to start fostering a child or young person? Or just want a bit more information to help you decide whether fostering is for you? All you need to do is contact us.

    Phone us

    Call us on 0800 023 4561 (lines open Monday - Thurs: 9am - 7pm, Fri: 9am - 6pm)

    Fostering a child or young person is a big decision so we're here to answer any questions you may have. Our friendly fostering advisors, many of whom are carers themselves, can talk you through everything you need to know about becoming a foster carer.

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    Phone us

    Call us on 0800 023 4561 (lines open Monday - Thurs: 9am - 7pm, Fri: 9am - 6pm)

    Fostering a child or young person is a big decision so we,re here to answer any questions you may have. Our friendly fostering advisors, many of whom are carers themselves, can talk you through everything you need to know about becoming a foster carer.

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    Haven't got time to chat now? Leave your details and we'll call you back at a time that suits you:

    • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
    • Why do we need this? So we can email you a brochure.
    • Why do we need this? We appreciate that starting to foster is a big decision that needs careful consideration and you are likely to have questions. We’d like to help answer those questions.
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