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What is Foster Care?

Foster care is providing a secure and caring home for children and young people who cannot be looked after by their families, either temporarily or permanently.

Young people enter the care system for a variety of reasons, but most have had difficult life experiences and need a stable, nurturing environment.

Foster care comes in many forms, including long-term fostering (until the young person is 18), short-term fostering, emergency, respite and specialist fostering (such as parent and child foster care).

Why Foster?

To be the difference in a child's life

There are thousands of children in care who desperately need good foster families.  Unfortunately there is also a shortage of 2,130 foster carers in the North West and West Midlands.

If you're interested in becoming a foster carer, 'why foster' probably seem obvious.  Everyone will have slightly different motivations but almost all have a central theme - a desire to positively change the lives of vulnerable children in care.  A desire to #givesomethingback.

Family Care have over 30 years’ experience of working with young people in care.  We are honest, hardworking and determined to make a positive difference in the lives of every child we care for.

You will thrive fostering with Family Care because:


You will be treated as a professional

You’ll be part of our team and we are all committed to the highest standards of care.


Your earnings will be career level

This allows you to focus on what matters; the needs of children placed with you.


The rewards of seeing young people thrive are huge

You will become more and more inspired as your skills grow.


You will be trained to work with children therapeutically

You’ll be supported by experts at Family Care. The approaches you learn will ensure you are successful in your work with children by helping them to feel secure again.


You will develop a sense of belonging

You will get to know the Family Care team and your fellow foster carers in your area who will support you as you grow – you’re never alone.