Make a difference that lasts a lifetime
With over 30,000 children coming into care each year, you’re needed now more than ever to provide a child or young person with a safe and loving home.
Every year, the UK desperately needs thousands more foster families. To give a home to just one child is an amazing opportunity to give a child or young person the fresh, positive start they need. When you become a foster parent with us, you’re supported every step of the way. You’ll always have the help, training and encouragement you need to change a child or young person’s life.
Why a child needs you…
There are many reasons why children and young people need foster families, and each child has their own story to tell. Many have experienced neglect or physical and emotional abuse. It may also be because of a family illness, family breakdown and problems at home, or a situation where their welfare is threatened. While their circumstances will all be different, every child will have faced loss and separation from their birth family.
That’s where you come in. By becoming a foster parent, you’ll be providing a safe and nurturing home where a child can thrive. Not only can fostering transform your life, but you’ll be making a difference that lasts a lifetime to a vulnerable child or young person.
Why Choose FCA?
Every fostering agency is different and we know it can be tough finding the right one for you.
What really sets FCA apart is our passion and commitment for involving everyone – foster parents, colleagues and children and young people. Everyone here has a voice, and we’re always listening to our foster parents and the children they look after, so you can be sure you’ll be heard.
Growing stronger and better together
With over 25 years’ experience and a strong UK-wide presence, here at FCA we offer the best support available to enable you to be the best foster parent you can be. By starting your fostering journey with us, you’re joining our family, and we’ll look after you as one of our own.
Not only will you have access to first class training and development helping you every step of the way, but you’ll also have access to our generous allowances and our online rewards platform offering discounts across hundreds of different retailers.
Are you ready to make a real difference in the lives of children?
- 24/7 local support.
- Excellent ongoing training and development
- Regular support groups & extended support network
- A generous fostering allowance
- Access to fun activities and events for the whole family
Fostering with FCA has been everything I hoped it would be and more. I’d do it again without even a second thought.
Meet Lynne - one of FCA’s longest fostering parents
April 19 2021
Single foster parent, Lynne shares her fostering experience over the past two decades.
Luke and Danny's story
March 3 2021
Danny and Luke were approved as foster parents in 2018 and since then they have gone on to foster eight young children in just two years.
February 16 2021
Sarah, based in the South East, who specialises in parent and child placements shares how fostering over ten years has changed her life.
Behind Angie and Andy's door
February 16 2021
"We get through challenging days knowing that we are part of a great community changing the lives of children and young people.’’
Behind Deborah and Mally’s Door
November 9 2020
Deborah and Mally share their story of how they opened their doors and became foster parents to a number of children and young people across the North East.
Take the first step today
Whether you’re ready to start your journey or just want to chat, contact our fostering team today and we'll answer all your questions.