Welcome to the UK’s Largest Independent Fostering Family

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We’re still here to support your fostering journey.

Foster care pay, perks and benefits

Discover why more people choose to foster with us than any other foster agency.

Thinking of becoming a foster carer?

If you’re new to the idea of fostering a child, learn all about it by starting here.

Who We Are

The National Fostering Group is a close knit collection of 14 independent fostering agencies with children firmly at the heart of everything we do.

With more than two decades of experience in foster care, the National Fostering Group specialises in finding, training and supporting our amazing foster carer community in all corners of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

We have become an integral and vital part of our local communities and have teamed up with every Local Authority in the UK to offer safe, secure and supportive homes to thousands of children and young people who are unable to live with their birth families.

Fostering with the National Fostering Group means support truly is on your doorstep wherever you live. This, coupled with the expertise and passion of our central teams make joining the National Fostering Group a truly enjoyable, rewarding and positive experience.

Interested in fostering?   Want to transfer to us?

Why Foster?

Fostering a child with the National Fostering Group means you can access a range of local services and support groups in your area. Whether you need the knowledge and experience of our trained support workers or simply want to talk with other foster carers in your community – you’re joining a friendly and nurturing fostering family that always puts you and the child first.


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Why National Fostering Group?

Joining our National Fostering Group immediately gives you access to a local and committed support team built around you to ensure you get a positive and reassuring foster care experience for both you and your foster child. You’ll foster a child safe in the knowledge that all of our fostering services have been rated either ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.


Laura's story.

Laura’s foster carer describes how she arrived in her new home as a two-year-old with severe disabilities, before making massive progress towards gaining her independence and overcoming her fears to become a happy and active child.


Laura's story.