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Fostering in Kent

Children need fostering in Kent, across many of the region’s towns and cities. If you’re new to fostering or already experienced, can you help? We offer training, 24/7 support and an active network of peer support groups.

If you’re thinking about becoming a foster carer in Kent, we are a leading fostering agency with more than 20 years of experience, and we’ll support you all the way.

National Fostering Group is the largest independent fostering agency in the UK with superb agency coverage across all regions – meaning you have the support of a team close to you.

One of the most established fostering agencies in Kent, we work with local authorities to place children and young people in homes where they can thrive.

As a foster carer for the National Fostering Group, you get unparalleled access to professional support and excellent free training in and around Kent. We want you to thrive too, being the best you can be in your role as foster carer.

On top of this, our Kent foster carers have a large and active peer network that includes several local support groups.

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Since we started our foster career with Heath Farm (part of National Fostering Group), we have had nothing but support throughout. Even 4 years into fostering, we still receive a lot of support.

We have done a lot of training courses which have really helped us and we still continue to do the courses. Everyone at Heath Farm is very approachable and gives advice in their own way. We can’t wait to continue to work with them for many years to come.

Jennifer, foster carer, Kent

Fostering agencies in Kent

  • Established for more than two decades, National Fostering Group has teams (agencies) across the UK
  • Our leading fostering agency for Kent and the South East has been rated as OUTSTANDING by Ofsted
  • We cover 41 London boroughs and the South East, with several local team offices to support you 24/7
  • Our foster carers have access to experienced practitioners providing therapeutic and educational advice
  • Our foster carers in Kent and the South East have access to many local foster parent support groups
  • 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 Kent, including emergency and long-term placements
  • You’ll get excellent free training on different aspects of fostering at a local Kent venue

Fostering in Kent and the South East

Many children in Kent are waiting to be fostered; this amounts to hundreds across the South East and in London. National Fostering Group has local offices across the South East, incorporating Kent, Essex and London, and including Uxbridge, Whitstable, Lowestoft, Waltham Abbey, Basildon and Croydon.

Start your fostering journey with National Fostering Group

  • We have fostering agencies all across the UK
  • Over 3,500 carers already part of our family
  • Benefit from our local support groups and social workers