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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Responding to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children (APPGC) report, No Good Options, which brings together information gathered through their inquiry, Kevin Williams, chief executive of The

Upcoming Events

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

    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.

  • Tuesday, 25 April, 2017
    The Training Suite, The Fostering Network Office Ingram House, 227 Ingram Street, Glasgow, G1 1DA

    Our Finance and Foster Care Course has traditionally been offered to foster carers to help them complete their tax returns and understand all fostering related finances, including benefits, national insurance contributions and bank accounts for children and young people. We are delighted to offer this course as an open course to social workers and their finance teams.

  • Tuesday, 25 April, 2017 to Wednesday, 19 July, 2017
    Wrexham: Tuesdays 25 April - 18 July; Cardiff: Wednesdays 26 April - 19 July

    As part of the Big Lottery funded Confidence in Care Consortium, The Fostering Network Wales are delivering free Fostering Changes training programmes across Wales for independent fostering agencies. Places are available for all their foster carers, regardless of their experience and relationship to the children they look after. The next Fostering Changes courses for the independent sector will run in Wrexham and Cardiff after the Easter holidays