Becoming a foster carer in the West Midlands

You’re on your way to changing a child’s life. We can’t wait to help.

Foster children in the West Midlands need around 1,000 new families. And with our support, you could be just who they’re looking for.


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Thinking of becoming a foster carer? You’ll be joining hundreds like you who made the selfless choice to open their hearts and homes to local children in need. Thousands of children and young people in the West Midlands rely on people like you for safety, security and care at a difficult time in their life, so you can stand to make a real difference by making the decision to foster in your local area.

Before you get there, however, you have a lot to learn about the ins and outs of fostering and how it can impact on your life. From the very start of your fostering journey, our West Midlands fostering experts will be there to help you, offering 24/7 support and at-your-door training and advice to give you the best possible start on your road to becoming an effective and dedicated foster carer.

So, what are you waiting for? If you’re ready for a new challenge and want to give back to your local community, there’s no better way than by inviting a vulnerable child or young person into your home. To get into fostering in the West Midlands today, call us on 0808 284 9226 – we can’t wait to set you on the path.



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Where You’ll Find Us

We support every local authority in the West Midlands, so whether you’re planning on fostering in Birmingham, Warwickshire, Worcestershire or Staffordshire, we can help you start your foster family.

Local training will give you the skills you need to work with children and young people, while 24/7 help and support from our experienced fostering experts means you’ll never feel alone on your fostering journey. Not only that, but all NFA foster carers can access regular support groups in their local area, where you can talk to others in a similar position and share your experiences of foster care.

With round-the-clock support from dedicated social workers to local training provision from our regional learning and development specialists, you’ll always have someone you can turn to for help and support when the challenges of fostering become too much to bear alone. We’ll do all we can to help when times are tough, and are always available for a chat should you never need us.

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Are You Fostering Material?

The great thing about fostering in the West Midlands is that almost anyone can get involved. Your cultural background isn’t important and you don’t need any qualifications. As long as you have a passion for people, you’re on the right track.

Find out if you’re suitable for fostering by taking our two-minute quiz.

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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?

Fostering is a big decision and you probably have many questions to ask before you get started. That’s where our fostering experts come in. Give us a call on 0808 284 9226 and we’ll be happy to help, or, read our FAQs below to get the information you need.

What’s it like to be a foster family?

Read our collection of stories about the trials and tribulations of foster families from the West Midlands and further afield. Just like you, they’re out to make a difference.

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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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