Why foster with Barnardo’s?

Barnardo's is the UK's leading children's charity. We believe a child's future should never be defined by their past and providing foster care is one of the ways in which we ensure vulnerable young people receive the support they deserve. With over 100 years' experience of helping children to thrive in their new homes, we know how to support foster carers to have a positive impact.

As a Barnardo's foster carer, you have access to:

  • a generous and competitive fee
  • a dedicated social worker
  • 24 hour support
  • comprehensive training tailored to the type of fostering you decide to do
  • short break care for when you need time for yourself
  • support groups to connect with other foster carers
  • organisational membership of the Fostering Network.

Find out more about children who need fostering and the support you can receive.

We believe in children - and we believe in you.