What is fostering?

Not every child has a warm, safe, stable home. For some young people, life can get tough, and when it does they need a caring adult to believe in them until things can get better. Foster carers provide that support. Whether they do so in the short- or long-term depends on the child's needs, but whatever the placement type, our carers have the potential to transform lives.

Foster carers look after children on a day-to-day basis, ensuring they have everything they need to be safe, healthy and happy. The role carers play is crucial and those who foster with Barnardo's have the support of a team of professionals, as well as access to a dedicated social worker and ongoing training.

You can find out more about the types of fostering here.

Believe you can make a huge difference in a child's life. Believe you can be a foster carer.