Welcome to Fostering

What is fostering?

Fostering involves caring for children aged 0-18 in your own home, alongside your own children and other members of your family. It involves fully incorporating children and young people into your family and lifestyle. You must provide a genuine commitment to help them recover from trauma, loss and separation, and help them cope with difficult and stressful experiences. 

Foster carers work in partnership with the local authority, family members, and other professionals involved in their care, to best meet the individual needs of the child or young person.

Norfolk Fostering Service

We are responsible for providing care to over 1,000 children in Norfolk. Our aim is to provide Norfolk families for Norfolk children. 

Most children in care are looked after by foster carers, providing a stable and secure family environment either in the short or long-term. 

We need high-quality foster carers who are able to look after children and provide a nurturing family environment, where young people can thrive and achieve their potential. By becoming a foster carer with us, you are supporting local children and families in Norfolk.

Why become a foster carer?

You can make a real difference to a child's life.

Foster carers help children to cope with difficult, traumatic and stressful experiences. They can help children develop, thrive and achieve their potential.

Foster carers can receive a generous allowance and care for children within their own home.

"These children have been through so much, and you get to watch them blossom and come to life - that is a great thing."

Roni, foster carer