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

Following today’s publication of the Department for Education’s fostering stocktake report, based on a year of evidence gathering by Sir Martin Narey and Mark Owers, Kevin Williams, chief executive of The Fostering Network, said:

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, 6 February, 2018 to Tuesday, 27 February, 2018
    Northern Ireland

    This training for foster carers will look broadly at the conditions within the spectrum and explore practical strategies to support the children both at school and the home environment.

  • Saturday, 24 February, 2018 to Saturday, 19 May, 2018
    Glasgow, Fife, East Kilbride

    We are delighted to announce that the first series of Walking Tall workshops will be kicking off in Glasgow in early 2018. This is an excellent opportunity for children - both children in foster care and the sons and daughters of foster carers.

  • Tuesday, 27 February, 2018
    Ipswich Town Football Club, Portman Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2DA

    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.