Becoming a foster carer in the East of England

Our award-winning support will help you make a difference

The East of England is full of local children and young people looking for loving foster homes. To help them, join the family of foster carers who, according to Ofsted, create ‘Outstanding outcomes for children’.

Let’s talk!

We’ll be with you every step of the way to help you start fostering in the East of England. And your local expert is only a phone call away. They can start your application and answer all your questions.

If you’d like us to give you a ring, add your details to our short contact form. Or call us straight away on 0800 044 3020.

We can’t wait to help you begin.

Send us a message!

Thank you! Continue the chat below.

Where you’ll find us

Whether you’re planning on fostering in Peterborough, Yarmouth, Southend or anywhere else in the East of England, a helping hand is never far away.

Natalie, your local training coordinator, travels to areas near you to help you start out and excel. And supporting social workers can give you 24/7 support.

We provide fostering services right across the UK, from the East of England to the East Midlands, West Midlands and Wales, so it’s easy to get started with fostering wherever you are.

Training venues
Support group centres

Are you fostering material?

Almost anyone can join our community and make a difference. You don’t need to have any qualifications and it doesn’t matter what your culture, beliefs or financial background looks like.

Find out if fostering a child could be right for you, by answering five simple questions.

Take the quiz

You’re perfect!

You’re not quite ready yet

It sounds like you’ve got the love to give and the time to spare. So we’d love to invite you to start your journey as a foster carer with us.

You need to be able to answer ‘yes’ to all the questions in our quiz to become a foster carer. Get in touch for some friendly advice about making the necessary changes to start your journey with us

Apply today Contact us

What would you like to know?

We’re always happy to answer any questions you have about fostering with the NFA. If you don’t find the answer you’re looking for here, call your local expert on 0800 044 3020 for more information about fostering in the East of England.

What’s it like to be a foster family?

We love hearing about the breakthroughs our foster carers work hard to get. And we hope you do too. Here’s a collection of true fostering stories from real families in the East of England and the rest of the UK.

Kevin's story image

Kevin's story

When Kevin first came into my life, he changed me forever, and I like to think I changed him too.

Find out more
David's Story image

David's Story

My husband Mike and I currently foster a 17-year-old unaccompanied asylum seeking young person called David.

Find out more
Laura's story image

Laura's story

Laura came to us straight from hospital as a 2-year-old who was the size of a 3-month old baby due to severe neglect.

Find out more
Read more stories


More events