Fostering in Belfast

Children in Northern Ireland are seeking foster parents. We have opportunities for fostering in Belfast for experienced foster carers and also those who are new to fostering.

If you’re considering becoming a foster parent, choose a fostering agency with local teams to help you achieve your ambitions.

We are the largest independent fostering agency in the UK, with superb agency coverage across all areas – meaning you have the support of a team close to you.

One of the most established fostering agencies in Northern Ireland – known as Kindercare Fostering – we work with all five Trusts to place children and young people in homes where they can thrive.

As a foster carer for the National Fostering Group, you’ll have unparalleled access to professional support and excellent training in Belfast and across Northern Ireland.

On top of this, carers who are fostering in Belfast have a large and active peer network that includes several local support groups.

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It is an independent fostering agency with quite a small team. They are so supportive. When our first little guy left, well, nothing prepares you for that. They were great, they would phone up to see how we were doing. They really care about us as people and how we are feeling.

Jenny, foster carer, Belfast

Fostering agencies in Belfast

  • Established for more than two decades, National Fostering Group has teams (agencies) across the UK and Northern Ireland
  • Our foster carers across Northern Ireland have access to several foster parent support groups
  • Our regional office – Kindercare – is in Belfast
  • We have a family feel and our foster carers get support 24/7
  • You will receive a generous fostering allowance for a child in your care
  • People from all walks of life are suitable to become a foster parent
  • Many types of fostering are available in Belfast, including emergency and long-term placements
  • You’ll get excellent free training on different aspects of fostering at a local venue

The best part of my role is seeing the foster carers who, to begin with, may lack confidence or feel they are not doing things quite right, blossom into fostering experts. Seeing the bonds develop between the children and foster families makes everything we do, worth it.

Shirley, supervising social worker

Fostering in Belfast and Northern Ireland

Many children and young people are awaiting foster parents in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. National Fostering Group has local offices that support foster carers across Northern Ireland, including Lisburn, Derry, Bangor and Enniskillen.

Start your fostering journey with National Fostering Group

  • We have fostering agencies all across the UK
  • Over 3,000 carers already part of our family
  • Benefit from our local support groups and social workers