The Fostering Network

The Fostering Network is the UK’s leading fostering charity. We are passionate about the difference foster care makes to children and young people. Transforming fostered children’s lives is at the heart of everything we do.

We are the essential network for foster care, bringing together everyone who is involved in the lives of fostered children, inspiring, motivating and supporting them to make foster care better. Together, we’re a powerful catalyst for change, influencing and shaping fostering policy and practice at every level.

We work to ensure all fostered children have a positive experience of family life, supporting them to have high aspirations, to overcome the challenges of their early lives and to achieve their very best.

We help foster carers to improve children’s lives. We champion the vital role they and their families play in helping fostered children, and work to ensure they are properly recognised, valued and supported.

Latest news

The Fostering Network Northern Ireland is today highlighting the fact that care experienced young people are in danger of missing out on the chance of individualised support while at university, as the charity launches its annual Tick the Box awareness campaign today in the Waterfront Hall, Belfa

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, 6 September, 2016 to Tuesday, 29 November, 2016
    Multiple venues

    The Fostering Network Wales are delivering free Fostering Changes training programmes across Wales for independent fostering providers over the next 4 years. The course is open to all foster carers regardless of their experience and relationship to the children they look after.

  • Tuesday, 8 November, 2016 to Thursday, 10 November, 2016

    Enabling participants to develop training skills, knowledge and confidence in delivering pre-approval foster care training linked to assessment.

  • Wednesday, 9 November, 2016
    The Robertson Trust, Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4TB

    Foster Carers have a key role in the gathering and recording of written information about children in their care. They require an awareness of data protection principles, maintaining confidentiality, ownership of records and the knowledge that information may be used in court proceedings. This course will explore these issues and suggest practical techniques to help foster carers in keeping useful and accurate records.