Why foster with Barnardo’s?

Barnardo's is the UK's leading children's charity and the largest independent not-for-profit fostering agency (correct at February 2018).

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 and qualified social worker with a protected caseload - enabling them to provide a high standard of support and guidance to carers
  • 24 hour support
  • certified and free training (face-to-face and online) tailored to the type of fostering you decide to do
  • planned short break care with a dedicated link carer for when you or the young person need time
  • support groups to connect with other foster carers
  • organisational membership of the Fostering Network.which provides access to an informative website, regluar newsletters and discounted training

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

We believe in children - and we believe in you.