Barnardo’s Fostering agency


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Thinking of becoming a foster carer?

By choosing to become a foster carer you can make a huge difference to a child’s life – and yours.

As the UK’s leading children’s charity, Barnardo’s believes that by providing the right help, committed support, and belief, even the most vulnerable children can turn their lives around.

We also believe in our foster carers, providing high levels of guidance and support, working as a team to ensure both the needs of the foster carer and child are met.

Why should you become a foster carer with Barnardo's?

Barnardo's is one of the UK’s leading children’s charities with over 100 years' experience of finding families for children. Working with more than 200,000 children and young people and their families each year, we have broad ranging knowledge and expertise to draw on in the provision of our foster care services. Currently, a large proportion of children coming into care are boys aged between 11 and 16 years old.

As a Barnardo’s foster carer you can expect a comprehensive training and support package to ensure your placement is successful for you and the child. You will also receive guidance throughout the process of becoming a foster carer and a fostering allowance to cover the cost of child care.  

At Barnardo’s we embrace equality and diversity and do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion, marital/civil partnership status.

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