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.

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Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, 8 December, 2016
    Crabtree & Evelyn, Princes Square, Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 3JN

    The Glasgow branch of Crabtree & Evelyn have kindly offered to host a fundraising event for The Fostering Network. Tickets cost £10 and all those who attend will receive a goody bag worth £10.

  • Tuesday, 10 January, 2017 to Wednesday, 5 April, 2017

    The Fostering Network Wales are delivering free Fostering Changes training programmes across Wales for Independent Fostering Agencies over the next 4 years. The courses are open to all foster carers regardless of their experience and relationship to the children they look after. The next Fostering Changes Courses for foster carers in the Independent sector will be running from January – March 2017 in South Wales.

  • Wednesday, 11 January, 2017
    The Training Suite, The Fostering Network Office Ingram House, 227 Ingram Street, Glasgow, G1 1DA

    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.