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Fostering information

Fostering information can be difficult to find, and the information you get can sometimes be confusing, which is why have created this resource with all you need to know about becoming a foster carer. Whether it’s more information about what a foster carer does, the different types of fostering or the process of becoming a foster carer, this section should help answer all your questions.

More information on fostering
The fostering information available here includes:

What is foster care? What do foster carers do?
The idea of foster caring isn’t a new one, but there are sides to becoming a foster carer which you may not have considered. These sections explain what foster care is, and what foster carers do, including aspects such as training and managing relationships

Foster children
There are thousands of children in foster care all over the UK. Find out about foster children and the different situations where children might need foster carers

Types of fostering
Foster carers can provide a range of different support networks to children and young people. Find out more about the different types of fostering, from emergency fostering to long term fostering and therapeutic fostering

Fostering allowance
Information about the fostering allowance, and issues such as tax, national insurance and benefits

Fostering regulations
Regulations relating to fostering including government guidelines and other useful information you should know

Still looking for fostering information?
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