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

Foster carers, their sons and daughters and care experienced young people are among the worthy winners at this year’s Fostering Excellence Awards, run by leading charity The Fostering Network.

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, 4 October, 2016 to Thursday, 6 October, 2016
    Glasgow (venue to be confirmed)

    The aim of this course is to enable participants to develop training skills, knowledge and confidence in delivering pre-approval foster care training linked to assessment.

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

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