Fostering and kinship
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.
Further information and advice
Coram Children’s Legal Centre
Provides free independent legal advice and factsheets to children, parents, carers and professionals.
website: Coram Children's Legal Centre (opens in a new window)
Child Law Advice Line: 08088 020 008
Family Rights Group (FRG)
Provides advice to parents and other family members whose children are involved with or require children’s social care services because of welfare needs or concerns.
website: Family Rights Group (opens in a new window)
telephone: 0808 801 0366
Kinship Carers UK
The Grandparents’ Association
Supports grandparents and their families, especially those caring for their grandchildren on a full-time basis.
website: The Grandparents Association (opens in a new window)
telephone 0845 4349585
support groups: 0844 3572907
Grandparents Plus is the national charity that offers a free peer Support Network and an advice and information service for grandparents and family members who have stepped in to raise a child.
website: Grandparents plus (opens in a new window)
telephone: 0300 1237015 - advice and Information Service available Monday to Friday 10:00am to 3:00pm
Prison Advice and Care Trust (PACT)
Provides practical and emotional support to prisoners and to their children and families.
website: Prison Advice and Care Trust (PACT) (opens in a new window)
telephone: 020 7735 9535
Friends and Family Care
Download: Family and Friends Care