Support for foster carers

You’ll be part of an expert team of professionals who work together to improve the quality of life of foster children. So, with support groups and social workers on call, you’ll always have someone supporting you.

We’re with you all the way

As an National Fostering Group carer, you’re supported round-the-clock by local, professionally qualified teams who are with you every step of the way.


Carer Engagement Officers

They build relationships with prospective foster carers and support our current foster carers by running support groups and planning fun events for the entire fostering household.


Supervising Social Workers

From the very start of your adventure, you’ll be allocated your own supervising social worker who will be with you throughout your assessment and beyond. They will provide you guidance, access to training and support and simply be there for a chat.


Extended Carer Family

With 14 agencies within our National Fostering Group you will be supported by all of our carers, through our fostering buddy system, support groups, online groups and so much more. We encourage our foster carers to build strong relationships with each other as we value that our foster carers are the ones that truly know what it is like to foster and with their knowledge and support fostering is made easier!


Regional Managers

Bringing together the community of carers, whilst being advocates for the children and young people in our care and ensuring that safeguarding is a top priority. Regional Managers also support the Supervising Social Workers.


The extended National Fostering Group

  • Carer Mentors are experienced foster carers who advise and support our current foster carers
  • Support Groups are held locally for you to discuss issues with social workers and other foster carers from your area
  • A Support Service is available to provide additional professional support services for specialist care areas
  • All our foster carers are members of the Fostering Network, an independent organisation providing quality professional support
  • Regional Trainers are responsible for making sure you receive the training you need to be a great foster carer
  • Senior Managers attend consultations around the country to discuss local and national issues with you and other foster carers


Additional support for NFA carers

  • 24-hour telephone support
  • A monthly visit and a weekly telephone call
  • A fostering allowance to help financially with caring for a child or young person.
  • The opportunity to meet with other foster carers at support groups
  • Membership of the Fostering Network
  • Legal protection insurance
  • Regular foster carer’s news and information


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Start your fostering journey with
National Fostering Group

  • 24 hour telephone support
  • A generous fostering allowance
  • Excellent training opportunities to help you become an expert
  • Membership to The Fostering Network – where you will find professional advice on all things fostering

Start your fostering journey with National Fostering Group

Start your adventure

Start your fostering adventure

We run regular events all around the UK where you can chat to foster carers to discover what it’s like to foster a child and take your first step towards making a huge difference.

Attend a local event, call the team on 0800 044 3030, or request a call back. We’re happy to answer all your questions about becoming a foster carer, so get in touch to find out everything you need to know.

Alternatively, take a look at our frequently asked questions to learn more about fostering with us, or read our fostering stories to learn more about what fostering is like from some of our real-life foster carers.