We believe you can foster

If you live in Northern Ireland and are interested in fostering a child, we're here to help.

Here at Barnardo's Fostering Northern Ireland, our team of dedicated social workers will support you throughout the whole of your fostering journey.

The rewards are huge. Knowing you've made a difference to a vulnerable child's life is something that will stay with you forever.

Get in touch

We can talk you through the fostering process and answer all your questions.

  • fill in our simple enquiry form below
  • call us on 028 9065 2288
  • email us at [email protected]
  • visit our Facebook page
  • write to us at Barnardo's Fostering Northern Ireland, 230b Belmont Road, Belfast BT4 2AW
  • Register for one of our Northern Ireland fostering events (see below)


Join our virtual events to find out more about fostering.

Mon, 25 January 2021, from 10am - 12pm

Have you wondered whether it's time to take a leap into fostering? Then join our discussion and speak to someone who has.

From Short Breaks to Full Time Fostering

  • Young person with toddler

    Foster a child

    There are many different reasons why families start to foster but they all wish to make a difference to the lives of children and young people in care.

  • Rosie and Sue, foster carer with Barnardo's

    Rosie and Sue's story

    Rosie and Sue step in to provide short breaks and bridging placements to children and young people when needed.

  • A young girl and a woman sit talking on a bench in a park

    Further reading

    Our statement of purpose (see below) gives you detailed information about Barnardo's Professional Fostering Northern Ireland, and how we achieve good outcomes for the children in our care.