Fostering in Walsall

Foster children and young people need foster carers in Walsall and throughout the Midlands. Become a foster carer with us and receive first class training, 24/7 support, peer support and a buddy scheme.

If you’re considering becoming a foster carer in Walsall, choose a fostering agency with local teams who will be with you every step.

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

We are the leading fostering agency in your area, working with your local authority 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 free training in your local area. We want you to thrive too, being the best you can be in your role as foster carer.

In addition, as a foster carer with the leading fostering agencies in the UK, you’ll have access to a large and active peer network that includes several local support groups.

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Being a foster carer is an amazing opportunity to help make a difference in a child’s life. Although we are new to fostering, we are not unfamiliar with supporting vulnerable children due to our jobs.

Despite this, we have found the support of the National Fostering Group team especially our fostering social worker, the deliverance of good training and regular supervision has been priceless particularly when we have been facing the challenges that fostering can present. This support has also enabled us to make the smooth transition from professionals to foster carers.

Melissa, foster carer, Walsall

UK fostering

Our foster carers come from all walks of life. With training, support and a generous fostering allowance, they provide homes where children can thrive and experience the childhood they deserve. More than 8,000 new foster carers are needed UK-wide to provide homes for children in need of a foster family. If you’re thinking of becoming a foster carer, now’s the time.

Source: The Fostering Network

Fostering agencies in Walsall

  • Established for more than two decades, National Fostering Group has teams (agencies) across the UK
  • Our fostering agencies in the Midlands have been rated as GOOD by Ofsted
  • Our foster carers in Walsall have access to several foster parent support groups
  • Regional head office is in Solihull and local teams in the Walsall area support you 24/7
  • You will receive a generous fostering allowance for a child in your care
  • Our local support includes an Additional Needs Support Group if you have a child with complex learning, behavioural or disability requirements
  • People from all walks of life are suitable to become a foster parent
  • Many types of fostering are available in Walsall and the surrounding area, including emergency and long-term placements
  • You’ll get excellent free training on different aspects of fostering at a local venue

We have found that National Fostering Group are always happy to offer sound and professional advice whenever you need it. They also hold lots of events that enable you to meet up and obtain support from other foster carers too, which helps to build your support networks. We feel that they really make you feel part of their family.

Melissa, foster carer, Walsall

Fostering statistics

Around 7,070 children live with a foster family in the West Midlands. There are approximately 45,370 fostering households and 76,640 foster carers in England.

Sources: Department for Education, Ofsted

Fostering in Walsall and the Midlands

Hundreds of children are currently fostered or waiting to find foster parents in and around Walsall. National Fostering Group has local offices across the Midlands, Northamptonshire, Sandwell, Derby City and Derbyshire, Birmingham and Warwickshire. This includes West Bromwich, Solihull, Stourbridge, Tamworth, Lichfield and Cannock.

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