Why become a foster carer

Fostering allows you to make a real difference to a child’s life. By becoming a foster carer you can provide children with a nurturing home, stability, security and consistency. You can help children to experience a happy childhood and have the opportunity to succeed and reach their potential.

Fostering can be difficult and demanding, but it can also be incredibly rewarding.

Why Norfolk Fostering Service?

  • By being a foster carer for us you are helping to support Norfolk children and families
  • Carers have local Norfolk children placed with them
  • We know the children and our carers well, so we can match the right child with the right family
  • We offer extensive training and have local support groups
  • Supervising social workers will know your locality well
  • Our foster carers are always approached first. We only use other fostering providers if we have no suitable in-house carers
  • 24-hour support and advice

Support we offer

At Norfolk Fostering Service we provide training on many subjects such as safeguarding, attachment, first aid and a preparation for fostering course. 

  • An allocated social worker who will visit and be in touch with you regularly for supervision and support
  • Access to local network groups in different parts of Norfolk
  • 24-hour support and advice from our out-of-hours team
  • A range of training and learning opportunities
  • Local specialised support from health, education and therapeutic providers
  • Free membership of The Fostering Network who provide specialist advice and support
  • Financial allowance
  • Support groups for foster carers own children
  • Social opportunities to meet other Norfolk foster carers

Find out how to become a foster carer