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 peer groups and social workers on call, you’ll always have someone supporting you.

When you foster with us, we’re with you all the way

As a National Fostering Group carer, you’re supported round-the-clock by local, professionally qualified teams who are with you every step of the way. In addition, you’ll become a member of an extended family of foster carers in your area. You’ll have the opportunity to be mentored, to mingle and make new friends at local events, and forge supportive relationships with others who understand what it’s like to be a foster carer.


My husband and I have been fostering with Heath Farm, part of National Fostering Group, for 10 years. Their level of support and advice is second to none, the training they provide is amazing.

We have been through some tricky times but they were always there for us,. Can't praise them enough.

Rosie, National Fostering Group foster carer

Your supportive team

Carer Recruitment 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 Assessing Social Worker, who will be with you throughout your assessment. When you’re accepted, you’ll be allocated a Supervising Social Worker. Each will provide you guidance, access to training and support and simply be there for a chat.

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.

Our foster carer family

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!

I have received a lot of support from Fostering Solutions (a National Fostering Group agency) since my approval as a foster carer.

I have a monthly supervision session with my supervising social worker as standard, but I also know that I can contact him, or the agency, whenever I need help, advice or support.

There are support groups and events that I can attend with fellow foster carers and many training sessions.

Lynsey, National Fostering Group foster carer

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

National Fostering Group is a fantastic agency to be part of. The staff are all very friendly and we have a brilliant social worker… she will always listen and gives sound advice on how we can move forward.

Beccy & Michael, National Fostering Group foster carers

More support for our 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

One-to-one support for our foster carers starts from the moment you get in touch with your local National Fostering Group agency. A foster care professional is on hand to give you all the information you need to make a decision. If you decide you want to apply to become a foster carer, you’ll be allocated a social worker to guide you. Want to know more? Get in touch today.

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