The Fostering Network

The Fostering Network helplines

The Fostering Network can provide information, guidance and support on all issues affecting foster carers and fostering services, in all four nations of the UK. 

Get in touch with us

If you're new to The Fostering Network, or haven't asked us for advice before, please read about who we can help, how we can help, and how you can get the most out of your call (opens in a new window).

Find your helpline by choosing an option below:

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 11:01 By admin on December,17th 2015

Our work in England

Membership team

Our membership team is on hand to answer queries about your membership via or 020 7620 6440. We also have a team of membership officers based regionally to offer support to our members across England.

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 17:57 By admin on December,14th 2015

Compliments, suggestions and complaints

Our principles

We have procedures for making compliments, suggestions and complaints based on the following principles.

We will:

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 17:56 By admin on December,14th 2015

Our board of trustees

Trustees are custodians of an organisation and govern its strategic direction. Our elected trustees are passionate about making a difference and improving foster care for children and young people in the UK, and they bring skills and experience which enable them to govern a successful charity and democratic membership organisation like The Fostering Network. With a turnover of more than £7 million per year, more than 100 staff and tens of thousands of members, the organisation needs business brains and strategic thinkers on its board.

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 17:43 By admin on December,14th 2015

Who we are

The Fostering Network is led by a senior leadership team and a board of trustees, with experience across social care, the third sector, business and finance.

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 17:42 By admin on December,14th 2015

What we do

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.

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 17:39 By admin on December,14th 2015