Basic criteria

FosteringThe minimum requirements to become a foster carer are:

  • you are over 21 years of age
  • you have permanent residency in the UK
  • you have a spare room
  • if you are planning to foster as a couple, you should have been together for at least two years

As well as meeting the above requirements you will need to enjoy being with children and young people and have the time and commitment to make a difference to a child or young person's life.

If you can provide a warm and caring family home for children who need one we would love to hear from you. You can register your interest and download an information pack with no obligation.

We have different types of fostering which may be suitable for your personal and family circumstances these include: short term, long term and short break care.