Our Foster Care Services

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Foster carers transform the lives of foster children every single day

If you can make a difference to just one life, you will have changed the world for the better.

As a foster carer, you will turn your spare room into a magical space, helping to heal a child and set them up for a successful, happy life.

Unfortunately, in the UK, there are 1000s of children looking for a home, with a shortage of foster carers, we need families to come forward and change a child’s life. Will you make a difference?

Click the images to the right to learn about why people choose to foster.

25,000 foster children are looking for a home
7,000 new foster carers needed to meet UK requirements
44,000 foster carers in the UK currently

By becoming a foster carer, you can truly help a child who needs you.

Our Services

Our services are designed to better the lives of both foster parents and children. You can learn a little more about each individual service here.

Youth Team

Our youth team sit at the core of CAF. We run regular events for foster families to attend, as well as 1-2-1 activities with your foster child to help broaden their horizons.

The Youth Team

Financial Support

Our financial support team are here when you need them. From accountancy funding and support through to ongoing financial advice, we’re here.

Financial Support

Therapeutic Approach

We’re big advocates of a therapeutic parenting approach. We offer extensive training and support for foster carers to adopt this style of care.

Therapeutic Approach

Placement & matching process

By working closely with you, we’ll help to find a perfect match foster child, ensuring that the placement process runs smoothly and both yourself and the foster child feel supported throughout.

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Specialised care

We provide in-depth training to foster carers who wish to help build a brighter future to at-risk foster children who need specialist support. Every child is different, and some of them need a little extra support.

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We run a broad selection of both mandatory and elective training courses. All of our courses run on the academic year (no training in the holidays!).

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Keep up to date with CAF!

Find the latest fostering news here.

Whether you’re looking for fostering tips, or you want to know what’s going on, this is the space for you!

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Fostering Allowances Uncovered: How Much are Foster Carers Paid?

Becoming a foster carer is a hugely rewarding role that can have a significant impact on the life of a vulnerable child. However, before deciding to foster, it’s important to consider practical aspects, such as…

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What is Therapeutic Parenting and How Can Foster Carers Put it into Practice?

Raising a foster child can be like navigating a maze – one full of surprising twists, turns and challenges. Every foster child has different, often traumatic, experiences that can lead to the development of attachment issues and challenging behaviours.

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What is a Form F assessment and how can you prepare for it?

Much like applying for a regular job, becoming a foster care requires approval from fostering organisations. In this blog, we will explore what the Form F assessment entails and key considerations to help you prepare for it.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What types of support services can be offered to foster carers?

Our foster carers receive a comprehensive suite of support services, including a dedicated social worker, youth support team, an extensive training programme, a 24-hour helpline, regular support groups, access to a FosterTalk membership and more!

What specialised care services are available for foster children with specific needs?

We provide specialised care services tailored to foster children with specific needs, including therapeutic support, access to mental health services, educational support, and assistance with any medical or developmental requirements they may have. Our goal is to ensure every child receives the individualised care and support they need to thrive

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