Become a Foster Carer

What’s it really like to foster a child? What’s different about being a foster carer with FCC?

We’ve listed some of the main things that people ask us below, each one has a link for further information. Also, have a look at our Fostering Question and Answer page.

The Fostering Process

As you would expect when dealing with children's care, there is a detailed and thorough review of your circumstances.

About the Children

Read more about the children we hope you will be looking after.

Types of Fostering

As a foster carer, there are lots of different ways to foster. What could you see yourself doing?

What Does Fostering Cost?​

Fostering can be a major commitment in your life, your family’s life and the life of the child you care for. But we will look after you.

Carer & Care Leaver Stories

Don't just take our word for it. Read some of our fantastic Carers’ (and Care Leaver) Stories here.

Enquire About Being a Foster Carer

If you have looked through our site and understood what FCC can offer, and would like to have a no-commitment chat with one of our fostering experts.

Fostering Questions & Answers

Frequently Asked Questions about Fostering.

Get in Touch

From England: Call 01684 892380 or email

From Wales: Call 02920 464348 or email