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with local authority fostering

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.

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types of fostering

There are many ways to make a difference. Fostering can mean a day, a week, a year or maybe more.

types of fostering
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who can foster?

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

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already fostering

If you’re not fostering with a Local Authority, then transferring to us is easier than you think.

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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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why choose us?

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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.

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local fostering community

There’s a community of foster carers, in your local area, here for you.

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benefits of fostering direct

By fostering direct with your local authority, you’ll be part of a team with a depth of insight and knowledge about the child’s journey, local services and schools that is invaluable to foster carers.

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not for profit

When you foster with the local authority, we talk about the children first, not money. You’ll still receive financial support, and lots of useful discounts and offers.

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flexible fostering options

We’re the first port of call for all local children who need foster care – children of all ages.

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staying local

Everything we do is local, meaning that 84% of our children were able to stay in their local area, and stay in their local school.

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real people, real stories

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

common questions

how do you become a foster carer?

It all starts with this. A message. An email. A phone call. 

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will I be paid as a foster carer?

Money might not be the first thing you consider with fostering, but it's an important question to ask us.

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who needs fostering?

There's no typical foster child. There's no typical foster family, either.

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