Becoming a foster carer in the West of England

Change a child’s life with our award-winning support

The West is home to over 2500 children who need loving foster families to build their lives with. And with local support from us, rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, you can help them. We can’t wait for you to get involved.

Let’s talk!

If you’re ready to start a foster family or have a question about who can foster, what training you’ll get, or anything else that’s fostering-related, fill in our short form and we’ll call you up.

Or you can call us on 0808 284 9225 and talk to your West of England fostering expert straight away.

We can’t wait to help you start changing lives.

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Where you’ll find us

Our dedicated team provides support right across the West, so whether you’re planning on fostering in Somerset, Gloucestershire, Hereford or Bristol we won’t be far away.

Support can come to you 24/7 when you need it. And our local training expert Kim travels across the region to grow your fostering expertise. So help is always close to hand.

At the NFA, we offer fostering right across the UK, from the West of England to Wales, Yorkshire and the North East, 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?

Almost anyone can become a foster carer with our help. As long as you can provide a loving home and cater for a few basic needs, you could make a difference.

Our two-minute quiz will help you find out if you’re right for the job.

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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?

We’re always happy to fill you in on everything to do with fostering. So either call your local expert on 0808 284 9225 and ask them your questions, or find the answers yourself in the section below.

What’s it like to be a foster family?

Find out what it’s like to start a foster family by reading the true stories of people who’ve already done it. From the West of England and further out too, they’re a really inspiring bunch.

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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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