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The Fostering Network is the UK’s leading fostering charity, bringing together everyone who is involved in the lives of fostered children to make foster care the very best it can be.

Our vision

A society where the importance of fostering is understood, recognised and supported.

Our mission

To support those who foster, improve opportunities for fostered children and young people and provide expert guidance to all fostering services.

Our strategic objectives

  • Provide opportunities for children and young people that benefit them, make their voices heard and enable them to reach their potential.
  • Promote foster care to ensure society understands, values and recognises how foster carers transform children’s lives.
  • Influence policy and the legislative framework so it supports and promotes excellence in foster care.
  • Support fostering families and the services that work with them to provide the best possible care for children and young people.
     

Our work

As the UK’s leading fostering charity, we are the essential network for fostering and we bring 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.

Read our strategic plan 2016-2020

Annual reviews

Read our annual report for the year ending 31 March 2017

Read our annual report for the year ending 31 March 2016

Read our Memorandum and Articles of Association