Children and families


Who can foster?

People looking to foster must be:

  • Over 21 and mature enough to meet the demands of parenthood.
  • In reasonably good health and fit and well enough to care for children into adulthood.
  • Able to offer a secure home with a spare room for one or more children. You do not have to own your own home.
  • Have the time and ability to foster. You don’t need to give up work to foster, as long as your work is flexible enough to cope with the demands and you have a support network in place.

We do not discriminate on the grounds of class, race, culture, sexual orientation or disability. We also welcome enquiries from single people wanting to foster.


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Fostering drop-in events

Come and speak to Phil at a range of locations across the city. He has years of fostering experience, and would love to tell you about becoming a foster carer and what it involves on a day-to-day basis. View all drop-in events.