Become a foster carer

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Become a foster carer with us and you can help change young lives in Norfolk.

Children and young people flourish in supportive, nurturing, and stable homes. Foster carers help make that happen for those who have had a difficult start in their young lives.

With over a thousand children needing care in Norfolk, we always need more people to take on this incredible role.

Experience of looking after or working with children is essential, but all different kinds of people can become foster carers. They use their different backgrounds, life skills and experience to support the children and young people they care for.

There are many different types of fostering. Your social worker will work with you to help you decide which type would be most suitable for you and your loved ones.

If you choose to foster with us, we'll be with you every step of the way. From starting out to becoming an experienced foster carer, we'll be by your side with training, support and access to our 24-hour advice line.

If you think you have the patience, understanding, and skills to become a foster carer, we'd love to hear from you. Contact our team on 01603 306649 or use our online form.

Changes to fees, support and funding

Our new deal for foster carers is now live. This means the way we pay our allowances and fees has changed and foster carers can also benefit from additional support and training. Download Norfolk's new deal for foster carers to find out more.

Types of fostering

Whoever you are, there'll be a child who'll benefit from your love and support

Fees and allowances

Find out about the financial support available to our foster carers