Support For Foster Parents

At Family Fostering Partners, we believe in offering only the highest level of guidance and support to our foster carers, ensuring a positive and rewarding fostering journey for everyone involved.

Foster Care Support: A Collaborative Partnership

At Family Fostering Partners, we know firsthand the invaluable role foster parents play in providing safe and nurturing care for vulnerable children and young people. Each foster parent brings a unique motivation or reason for offering support to children through foster care, but they are all united by kindness and compassion.

The support that our foster parents give make them more than just caregivers; they are advocates, mentors, and role models. At Family Fostering Partners, our mission is to offer the best possible support to our foster parents. By offering this support to our foster parents, they in turn can feel confident in providing care for children who have experienced challenges in their lives.

At Family Fostering Partners, we are committed to offering support to our foster parents and their families throughout their foster care journey. By supporting our foster parents well, we ensure that they have the skills and resilience to care and support those that need foster care.

Our Commitment to Foster Support

When you choose to foster with Family Fostering Partners, you can expect dedicated support every step of the way. Here’s how we provide support to our foster parents, and those embarking on their foster care journey. 

When you have submitted an application form, you’ll be assigned an Assessing Social Worker who will support you through the fostering application process. They will address any questions you may have and ensure a seamless assessment experience. 


We offer comprehensive training tailored to your support needs and the unique needs of the children in your care. Our qualified trainers cover a wide range of topics, including therapeutic parenting, internet safety and managing challenging behaviours, to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge. As the children in your care grow, new support needs may be identified, and our training manager can ensure that you, and the children in your care, receive tailored training to support you in your foster care journey. Learn more about our training.

Foster care support groups play a huge part of the package of support that we offer at Family Fostering Partners. By participating in regular foster care support groups, you can connect with fellow foster parents, exchange ideas, and receive guidance from our experienced team. These gatherings provide a supportive environment for sharing experiences and learning from one another. 

Our foster support groups take place at a location close to your home, and you will meet with the same people regularly to build your support network and to feel part of a fostering community. In addition to seeking support from fellow foster parents, our support groups are also an opportunity to ask the fostering team any questions. In turn, they come to the foster care support groups with updates from the agency, activities and guest speakers. 


Our foster parents are invited to join our private social media groups. These groups serve as  a platform for supporting other foster parents in your local community. In these groups, our foster parents share their successes, seek advice, and build connections with other foster parents within the agency. Reminders about foster care support groups, events in the local area or advice and tips are also posted regularly.

We understand that fostering comes with its challenges, which is why we offer round-the-clock foster support and advice. Our team is always available to assist you whenever you need it. Being a close-knit foster care agency, all members of the team will be aware of any foster support needs that your family may have, and are well equipped to offer that support, no matter what time of day or night!

Your family will be assigned a dedicated professional link worker who will provide ongoing foster care support, supervision, and guidance throughout your fostering journey. They will be your main point of contact within the agency, and will visit you regularly at your home. They may also attend foster support groups and training sessions. The role of our link workers is to support you, the children in your care and your family.

As a foster parent with Family Fostering Partners, our foster care support extends beyond what we offer internally. You will also receive full membership to Foster Talk, a non-profit organization offering support services to foster parents across the UK. Through Foster Talk, you’ll have access to invaluable advice, support for foster parents and the fostering household, free legal and medical advice, as well as various discounts and savings.

Join Our Supportive Foster Care Community

At Family Fostering Partners, we are privileged to support foster parents in providing loving and nurturing homes for vulnerable children. If you’re ready to embark on this rewarding journey and make a difference in a child’s life, we invite you to join our foster care community. Contact us today by filling out the contact form  to learn more about becoming a foster parent with Family Fostering Partners.

    Types of Foster Placements

    Find out more about the types of foster care placements we offer. 

    Internet Safety as a Foster Carer in the UK

    Respite Foster Placement

    Respite Fostering provides care to children on a short-term basis, usually for a weekend or an evening.

    Parent and Child Fostering

    Long-term Foster Care aims to offer a secure and permanent home for a child or young person.

    Long Term Foster Care

    Long Term Foster Care aims to offer a secure and permanent home for a child or young person. 

    Testimonials from some carers

    We appreciate that you need time to think about it and to consider the effect it will have on you and your family.

    Support For Foster Parents

    Meet - Debbie and Mark

    If you decide to proceed with the fostering process, you will need to complete an application.

    Foster Parents and Support

    Meet - chris and Nicola

    Chirs and Nicola have been fostering with FosterCare UK for over 23 years.

    Supporting Foster Parents

    Meet - Paula

    Paula has been fostering for nearly 7 years now and having been in care herself and having had a positive experience with her own foster family.