The Fostering Network

The Fostering Network is the UK’s leading fostering charity. We are the essential network for fostering, bringing together everyone who is involved in the lives of fostered children.

We support foster carers to transform children’s lives and we work with fostering services and the wider sector to develop and share best practice.
We work to ensure all fostered children and young people experience stable family life and we are passionate about the difference foster care makes.

We champion fostering and seek to create vital change so that foster care is the very best it can be.

Latest news

New guidance which aims to provide a framework of best practice to assist all parties in the implementation of staying put is being launched at the charity's conference taking place today in Durham.

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, 12 September, 2017 to Tuesday, 5 December, 2017
    Llety Cynin, Llangynin Rd, St Clears, Carmarthenshire SA33 4JR

    As part of the Confidence in Care Consortium, The Fostering Network Wales are delivering free Fostering Changes training programmes across Wales exclusively for foster carers from independent fostering providers. The courses are open to all foster carers regardless of their experience and relationship to the children they look after.

  • Tuesday, 26 September, 2017 to Thursday, 28 September, 2017
    The Training Suite, The Fostering Network Office Ingram House, 227 Ingram Street, Glasgow, G1 1DA

    The aim of this course it to enable participants to develop training skills, knowledge and confidence in delivering pre-approval foster care training linked to assessment. Our three day course is vital for anyone with responsibility for running in-house preparation sessions for new applicants.

  • Thursday, 28 September, 2017
    Taunton Conference Centre, Somerset College, Wellington Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 5AX

    After feedback from our members and the success of our recent roadshows, we will be taking our popular national conference on the road in 2017/18. We will be delivering 12 conferences across the UK to give members the opportunity to explore local, regional and national issues in fostering.