Fostering and Kinship Services
Making the decision to foster a child is one of the
biggest, but one of the most rewarding decisions anyone can make.
We know that caring for children is a tremendously important task
and we aim to guide you through the journey you will take if you
decide you want to foster a child.
The best part about fostering is knowing that you are making a
positive difference to a child or young person’s life. You will be
helping them to build a better future, by providing care and
support at a time when they need it most. Being a foster carer is
no easy task; children can be distressed, demanding and despondent.
They are likely to have complex histories and to have come from
Statement of Purpose
the Fostering Statement of Purpose (PDF 202 KB) .
Learn more about Fostering in Worcestershire
For information on 'Kinship Care - fostering a family member'
please see the Caring for Family
Is Fostering for Me (External
0800 028 2158 (Freephone available during office
Fostering Service, PO Box 589, Worcester, WR4 4AH
Frequently Asked Questions
View the Frequently
Asked Questions (External Website)
- Adoption UK
Adoption UK is a
national charity run by and for adopters, providing self-help
information, advice, support and training on all aspects of
adoption and adoptive parenting
- British Association for Adoption and
The Homepage for a British charity that supports
children who are adopted or fostered
- Children's Legal
Provide free independent legal advice to children, parents and
- Family Rights Group (FRG)
Provides advice to parents and family members whose children are
involved with or require social care services
- First4Adoption is the
dedicated information service for people interested in adopting a
child in England.
- Department of Health
of an organisation that resolves issues to do with health
- The Grandparents'
Supports grandparents who are caring for their grandchildren
on a full-time basis and those who have lost or are losing contact
- Grandparents Plus
Champions the role of grandparents and the wider family in
children's lives, especially when they take on the caring
The Homepage of a
charity who want to safeguard all children
- Family Lives
The Homepage of
a website that helps parents deal with family lives
- Somebody Else's
The Homepage full of information on
privately fostering children
- The Fostering Network
Homepage of the UK's leading charity for foster care
Advocacy organisation for
children living away from home or in need
- Young Minds
organisation that works to improve the emotional wellbeing and
mental health of children and young people and empowering their
parents and carers
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This page was last reviewed 2 May 2014 at 14:17.
The page is next due for review 29 October 2015.