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The fostering process

We understand that the fostering process can seem overwhelming, at but National Fostering Group you are part of a community, guiding you every step of the way.

Types of foster care

We offer several types of fostering designed to suit children's needs, including short-term and long-term.

Becoming a foster carer

Discover more about how we help you during the application process and continue this support as you become an approved foster carer.

Can I foster?

Check if you can apply to be a foster carer.

Foster agencies and local authorities

Here’s a comparison of independent fostering agencies and local authorities to help you decide who you want to sign up with.

How to choose a foster agency

Here’s a checklist to help you explore and understand the topics around choosing the independent foster agency that’s right for you.

Fast track fostering

Could you be an approved foster carer within 2 months?

Find out if you could be a foster carer
Find out if you could be a foster carer
In a few simple questions, you’ll know if you’re suitable to apply to become a foster carer.