Fostering in Cardiff
If you live in the Cardiff area, you could change someone’s life by becoming a foster carer. Full and comprehensive training will be provided, so you don’t need any childcare experience, although it can be an advantage. When you become an approved foster carer, you will receive 24/7 support from our team and you will have a social worker allocated to you. We will pay you a professional carer fee when a child is placed in your home.
The Foster Care Co-operative (FCC) works closely with Cardiff Council in order to support the need for foster families in the region. We support foster carers living in and around Cardiff, as well in towns and villages across south Wales.
Are you ready to foster?
If you are interested in becoming a foster carer, and are aged 18 or over with a spare bedroom in your home, you can register your interest now by completing our short form at the bottom of this page, or call us on 0800 0856 538.
Our Wales Regional team would love to have an informal chat with you to explore your fostering options.
We give foster carers the opportunity to get involved and have their say through our online Carer Forum and local regional Carer Support Groups.
We also run regular events and activities for our foster families.
Our team of social workers are based around South Wales. Jo Killick Operational Manager (South) helps ensure our foster carers are fully supported. Our team run events in Cardiff where you have a chance to meet up for an informal chat about fostering.
Becoming a foster parent / carer
We start with an informal chat over the phone. Then we follow up with an application pack for you to complete and we set up a home visit by one of our social workers.
Next we commence a process called a Form F, which is a detailed assessment. At Stage 1 we do various checks including a DBS, a medical and references. Stage 2 looks in more detail about your adult life and childhood, your relationships, your work and family life.
Once Form F is completed we invite you to a Fostering Panel, which is the final step to approve all new foster carers.
After this, you’re ready to make a change to a child’s life!