Breadcrumbs Home About fostering Find out how to become a foster carer, the types of fostering available and information on fees and allowances. Why foster? Fostering can be a rewarding and a life-changing experience for you and the child you are helping. Becoming a foster carer is easier than you think. Types of fostering Children and young people may come into care for different reasons with distinct needs requiring a range of fostering options Who can be a foster carer? There is no single type of person who makes a 'perfect' foster carer. We welcome applicants from all different walks of life. Fees and allowances Our foster carers receive a competitive weekly allowance for each child placed in their care. How to become a foster carer Find out the steps to becoming a foster carer. We will support you through your fostering journey from application to approval. Anti-discriminatory practice We believe we have a duty and responsibility to counter discrimination. Common fostering questions Separate the truth from the most common myths about fostering with our clear answers to your concerns.