Becoming a foster carer in the South of England

Join our fostering community and be the change a child needs.

Loving foster families in the South of England already make a difference to almost 4,000 local children. You can help them too, with the 24/7 support of our community, rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. Start your foster family today.

Let’s talk!

With thousands of children seeking a loving and supportive home in the South of England, we want to hear from those who’ve ever considered fostering. Our experts are here to help you make your first step towards becoming a dedicated foster carer, and no matter what your question or concern, we can provide practical and impartial guidance.

Fostering with the NFA in the South of England is guaranteed to be a rewarding and fulfilling experience. You’ll get to make a difference to a young person’s life while enjoying the benefit of our comprehensive foster care support offering – developing lifelong skills that will help you become a devoted and passionate foster carer.

If you’re keen to start your own foster family, call our experts now on 0808 284 9223. Alternatively, if you’d prefer us to call you back, fill in the contact form and we’ll be in touch.

Talk to us today by filling out our contact form. We’ll give you a call, answer any questions you have and go from there.

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Where you’ll find us

Wherever you live in the South of England, our flexible network of training coordinators and support workers means help is never far away. Be it Hampshire, Dorset, Swindon or the Isle of Wight, we make it easy to access the latest learning programmes and support groups, so you can fulfil your potential as a loving foster carer.

Someone you’ll get to know well on your fostering journey is Kim, our experienced training and support coordinator. Kim travels around the South of England offering training and support to new and existing foster families, and is responsible for making sure you always have access to the right training provision.

To find out more about where to find us and how to access our foster care services in your area, call our team today on 0808 284 9223.

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Are you fostering material?

To be a great foster parent, you need the love to make a child feel at home and the patience to help them through tough times. Things like qualifications aren’t an issue as we give you all the training you’ll need.

Find out if you’re the right kind of person to become a foster carer by taking our two-minute quiz.

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You’re perfect!

You’re not quite ready yet

It sounds like you’ve got the love to give and the time to spare. So we’d love to invite you to start your journey as a foster carer with us.

You need to be able to answer ‘yes’ to all the questions in our quiz to become a foster carer. Get in touch for some friendly advice about making the necessary changes to start your journey with us

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What would you like to know?

There’s nothing like fostering and we believe anyone has the potential to make a positive difference to a child’s life. If you’re interested in becoming a foster carer, get your questions answered below or call our team now on 0808 284 9223.

What’s it like to be a foster family?

You’re joining a community full of inspiring foster carers. Here are some of their stories, from the South of England and other parts of the UK too.

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Kevin's story

When Kevin first came into my life, he changed me forever, and I like to think I changed him too.

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David's Story

My husband Mike and I currently foster a 17-year-old unaccompanied asylum seeking young person called David.

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Laura's story

Laura came to us straight from hospital as a 2-year-old who was the size of a 3-month old baby due to severe neglect.

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