About Us

Family Fostering Partners

Judith Rees

Our Foster Family Agency Founder's Story

Hello, my name is Judith Rees, and in 2015 with the encouragement of my loved ones, I established Family Fostering Partners, an independent fostering agency. Drawing from my extensive experience as a social worker, holding frontline and senior positions in both public and private sectors, I aimed to utilise these insights to build something truly extraordinary. Collaborating with my dedicated team, our foster family agency is dedicated to prioritising foster parents and the children under their care in every aspect of our work. We are dedicated to providing the best possible support to carers fostering in England and to the children they look after. 

As a parent myself, I know how vitally important a secure and nurturing home is for children as they grow and develop. At Family Fostering Partners, we want to be more than just an independent fostering agency which matches carers with children who need home, we want to become a foster family agency. It’s the significance of the word “family” which drives us to make subtle yet important changes in the way we work and talk about fostering in England. For example, we don’t refer to our amazing caregivers as foster carers, we consider them to be foster parents. This simple change in terminology encapsulates our values as an independent fostering agency. 

We hold ourselves and our foster parents to the highest standards of care, ensuring that each home provides the same level of love and support we would expect for our own children. These values underpin our ethos as a family fostering agency and are the blueprint for everything we do. They are the foundation of our success and growth since our establishment in 2015. Our aim is to positively impact as many young lives as possible, creating brighter and more fulfilling futures for the children entrusted into our care. 

Fostering in England

If you share our beliefs and are seeking an independent fostering agency that will support and be an advocate for you, enabling you to care for vulnerable children, we invite you to continue reading as we would be thrilled to hear from you. Our fostering team in England consists of experienced managers, link workers, and administrators who possess extensive knowledge in foster care, understanding the essential elements required to provide an exceptional service; each individual is an indispensable part of our foster family agency.

As an extension of our support, all foster parents that foster in England with Family Fostering Partners also have access to ‘Foster Talk’; an independent service that provides extra support, training, discounts and offers to you and your fostering family. 

Our agency’s name, Family Fostering Partners, represents our firm belief that successful fostering relies on the collaboration between our carers, local authorities, and those entrusted to our care. 

Making A Difference With Fostering

Our Values as a foster family agency

At Family Fostering Partners we have spent nearly a decade supporting and training foster parents so that they can help our children and young people achieve their full potential. Our dedicated team has worked tirelessly to create an agency with a family feel that fosters a sense of belonging for everyone involved, including our staff and foster parents. 

By offering genuine emotional and practical support, our independent fostering agency is able to deliver the very best support for those fostering in England. Our goal is to sort out all the small things, so that you can feel confident knowing you’re supported and can concentrate on being the best foster parent you can be.

Central to our approach are a set of guiding principles that underpin everything we do. These values form the foundation of a nurturing, stable, and supportive environment that enables the children and young people in our care to flourish. 

Our team is committed to creating a space where every child feels seen, heard, and valued, and where their needs and well-being are placed at the forefront of our work. We believe that every child deserves a chance to reach their full potential, and we are dedicated to making that a reality through our work supporting everyone who works in fostering in England.


We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for future.”

Franklin D Rosevelt

The Family Fostering Partners Approach: A Journey of Care and Support

Ongoing personalised support from our professional link workers who are always available to offer friendly advice and guidance with 24/7 emergency support.

A generous fostering allowance alongside a professional fee awarded for your commitment and skill.

Ongoing training and support package designed to equip you with all of the detailed knowledge, skills and understanding you need to foster.

Regular events where you can meet with other foster families and benefit from a supportive and friendly support network.

Thinking About Fostering?

If Family Fostering Partners, and the special foster family agency we have created feels like something you would like to be a part of, please don’t hesitate before getting in touch with us by filling out the contact form.

    The training and support from FFP has been absolutely fantastic. I cannot fault it. We have regular training sessions, both face to face and over the computer, on teams, and our supporting social worker contacts at least once a week for a chat. We feel strongly supported by the whole team at FFP.

    CJ, Foster Parent