Becoming a foster carer in the South West

Give a child a better chance at life by sharing your love

With over 1800 children from the South West in need of loving families, you could really help turn a child’s life around. And you’ll always have the support of our community, rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Let’s talk!

Ready to get started with fostering? Or want to know more about your options, eligibility, training or anything else? Then add your details to this form and we’ll call you up within a few hours.

Or you can call us now on 0800 044 3030 and talk to our South West fostering expert.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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

Our support reaches everywhere across the South West. Whether you’re planning on fostering in Cornwall, Devon, Torbay or Plymouth, you can find the help you need to become a foster carer.

Kim, your foster training coordinator, goes from place to place throughout the region to give you the essential skills. And you can have supporting social workers on your doorstep 24/7. So we’re never far away.

At the NFA, we offer fostering right across the UK, from the South West and South coast to Wales and the West of England, so wherever you’re based you can find the support you need to become a foster carer.

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Are you fostering material?

Starting a foster family takes time, determination and an open mind. But you don’t need formal qualifications and it doesn’t make a difference what your social background is.

Find out if becoming a foster carer could be right for you with our 5-question 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?

With such an important mission to begin, you’ve probably got lots of questions. And you’re not alone. So here are the most common answers. If you’d like to discuss something more specific, give us a call on 0800 044 3030 to find out more about fostering in the South West.

What’s it like to be a foster family?

Read the inspiring stories of foster families from the South West and all throughout the UK. Through thick and thin, they’ve got through it all and grown together.

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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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