Why foster? 

Our foster families transform lives. They give children the love, care and stability they desperately need.

This is so important for the children we meet, who haven’t always had the best start in life.

We know fostering is a big decision and understand that everyone’s situation is different. We’re always here if you want to have a chat, ask any questions or find out more.

Give us a call on 0845 200 5162 (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm) or quickly fill out our enquiry form and we'll get back to you. 

Learn about fostering


What is fostering?

We find safe and loving homes for children who can’t live with their families. Learn about the children we look after and the different types of fostering.

What is fostering?
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Can I foster?

The answer is probably 'Yes'. Our foster carers come from all walks of life. You only need to have a spare room and be over the age of 21. Learn more about what we're looking for.

Who can foster?
mum and daughter having tea

Why choose Action for Children?

You’re doing an incredible thing and we want to make sure you’re properly looked after. We'll give you the skills, support and financial security to care for a child.

How we support you

Start your fostering journey


The fostering process

We'll be there with you every step of the way. It all starts with a short phone call. We’ll ask you about your circumstances and how fostering might work for you. Read on to find out what happens next.

The fostering process

Find a fostering team near you

We run fostering services in England, throughout Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Check if we offer fostering near you and learn about the foster carers we're looking for in each region.

Fostering services near me

Make an enquiry

Not sure if fostering is right for you? Want to discuss your personal circumstances with someone? We're here for you. Fill out our enquiry form and we'll give you a call back.

Make an enquiry