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National Fostering Agency

National Fostering Agency (NFA) has over two decades of experience in finding, training and supporting a UK-wide foster family of passionate foster carers. Part of National Fostering Group, we are proud to be considered the leading independent fostering agency of choice for people across England, Scotland, and Wales.


Why National Fostering Agency?

  • Helping you foster with confidence

    To give the young people in your care the best chance of turning their lives around, you as a carer need support too. Our highly experienced team of professional experts are on hand to give support, advice and answer your call day or night.

  • Help to learn new skills

    Fostering children will present you with new challenges every day. We believe if you feel equipped for these situations then the children in your care will have the very best chance of settling with you.

  • Foster care and money management

    Foster care provides a wealth of emotional rewards and we want to ensure you can enjoy these without worrying about bills. All of our Foster Carers receive support

  • Helping you foster more children

    We are known for our success in transforming the lives of many children. Because of this, we have built strong relationships with local authorities who trust us to care for vulnerable children and young people.

Our locations

We have offices across the UK

Find your nearest office location from the list below to discover how to contact us and meet your local team!

Who are National Fostering Agency?

Founded in 1995, we have regional locations covering all corners of the UK, enabling us to work closely with you and guide you on every step of your fostering adventure.

We partner closely with local authorities and foster carers to create the best possible opportunities for children and young people in our care. Individually tailored care plans for children and a round-the-clock support service demonstrates our commitment to making child fostering with the NFA as effective as possible for all involved. 

NFA foster carers help improve the lives of thousands of young people every day, making a real difference in the lives of children by providing safe and caring homes where they feel encouraged to be happy and make their way in the world.

About National Fostering Agency

Each local office provides exceptional, specialist training and support in order to equip you with the skills needed. We place an emphasis on having the welfare of children at the heart of everything we do, providing them with positive role models like you and leading them towards better futures.

Our friendly and professional teams can be found close to where you live and include skilled social workers, psychologists and a ready-made fostering network of existing carers that you can share in the experience with.

Our foster carers can claim a wide range of perks and benefits, like free membership to The Fostering Network, Max Cards,high street discounts, invitations to family activities and events, and much more.

People from all walks of life can become a carer. You can help to inspire a generation of vulnerable children and young people to find their way in the world. You can help us build an incredible future for them. If you’re interested in becoming a foster carer with NFA, please get in touch with us today.

Find out if you could be a foster carer
Find out if you could be a foster carer
In a few simple questions, you’ll know if you’re suitable to apply to become a foster carer.