fostering in wales

working together to build better futures for local children

fostering in wales

We believe in working together, sharing knowledge and building better futures for children – together.

We’re Foster Wales, the national network of 22 Welsh Local Authority fostering services.

foster care that stays local

local care with national impact

best for children, carers, wales

By 2027, Welsh Government intends for only not-for-profit foster care providers to operate in Wales. This positive change would mean local foster children stay connected to the communities they love.

A happy and safe life, just like I dreamed

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real people, real stories

Hear what fostering is really like from foster families around Wales.

thinking about fostering? learn more:

who can foster?

No two children are the same, and neither is the foster care they need.

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common questions

how does fostering work and what can you expect?

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why foster?

It’s about making a real difference, right now, to children in the heart of your community. It’s the decision to give something back.

To help you work with us to build better futures for local children, we provide expert training, dedicated support and financial allowances. Find out more here.

find your local foster wales team

As the national network of Local Authority fostering services across Wales, we're by your side wherever you are. Enter your postcode to find your local foster care team.

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I’ve learned that there’s no such thing as ‘typical fostering’. There are so many children in different situations with different needs. I’ve fostered siblings, teenagers, children with complex needs and babies.

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become a foster carer

Wondering how to become a foster carer in Wales? It's simpler than you might think, and you can get started today.

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