We know fostering is one of the most varied, challenging and rewarding jobs you can do, it really can transform your life as well as the lives of children and young people in your care. Each year approximately 30,000 children come into care which is why we need more foster families to provide a safe and loving home.
To start your fostering journey you don’t need fostering experience but patience, resilience, determination and a sense of humour will help. We’ll provide you with all the support you’ll need to make a real difference to a child’s life. Plus you must:
- Be over 21 years old
- Have a spare bedroom
- Have the legal right to work in the UK
With the summer holidays well under way and much of the UK experiencing a heatwave many of our fostering families have been busy making happy and fun memories with the children in their care. From holidays, craft and movie days to fun days out by the seaside, we caught up foster parent Andrea who has been fostering with FCA for four and a half years and foster parent Nicola , who has been fostering with FCA for 21 years as they share their favourite Summer memories.
#WithYou children and young people can have the fun summer they deserve.
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November 20 2023
We'll compare parenting and fostering, helping you make informed decisions for the children in your care.
Taking Your Foster Child On Holiday
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Tips and Ideas for Making Bonfire Night Special for Foster Children
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Guide to a Fang-tastic Halloween: Fun for All Ages!
October 19 2023
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A day in the life of foster parents Angie and Paul
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We explore and gain an insight into the daily life of a foster parent, delving into their routines and everyday experiences.
The Big Sing Off: A Celebration of Voices and Togetherness
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