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Fostering in West Midlands

We're a first choice provider to local authorities across the West Midlands

If you’re based in the Midlands and interested in fostering in the Midlands then become a foster carer in the Midlands with Fostering People. We’ve been at the heart of the Midlands fostering community since 2000. So it’s no surprise we’re the provider of choice for all local authorities across the region. In fact, we’ve twice been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted across England.

We’re Recruiting Foster Carers In The Following Locations

Sandwell District


Types of Fostering Placements in the Midlands

Short Term Fostering

This involves caring for a child or young person on a temporary basis for a few days, weeks, months or even years while arrangements are made for their future.

Long Term Fostering

This involves looking after a child or young person on a permanent basis until they reach adulthood and are ready to live independently.

Disability Fostering

Disability fostering involves looking after a child with a disability, which could be physical, mental or a child or young person with health needs.

Respite Fostering

Respite involves a child or young person going to stay with another foster carer while their regular carer takes a short break, normally for the weekend or a little longer.

Parent and Child Fostering

This specialist type of care involves a young parent and child, normally a mother and baby, living with a foster family.

Remand Fostering

Many young offenders are better placed in foster care than in an institution and family support can reduce their risk of re-offending.

Transitions Fostering

These specialist placements enable young people to make the transition from living in institutional settings, such as children’s homes, to a family environment.

Sanctuary Seeking Fostering

This involves caring for a young person who has been separated from his or her family and is applying for asylum in the

Emergency fostering

For a variety of reasons, children can need foster care in an emergency, where there is no time for introductions prior to placement. These placements are usually needed with only a few hours’ notice and are often short term in nature.

Why Choose Us To Foster In The Midlands?

– A fostering allowance of £395.50 – £728 per week per child
– Initial and continuing training and development opportunities
– Regular visits from a dedicated and experienced social worker
– Rated ‘Outstanding’ twice by Ofsted across England
– Locally-based support groups
– 24 hour support; 7 days a week, 365 days a year
– Fun social activities

Could You Foster In The Midlands?

We welcome applications from anyone interested in fostering regardless of your sexuality or gender, whether you’re single, married or living with a partner, as long as you have been living together for a year or more.

– All carers must be at least 21 years old
– You must be able to provide a stable home
– A spare room is required for the child you foster

At Fostering People, we pride ourselves on our sense of community and offer plenty of opportunities for you to meet staff and other carers through family activities, days out and support groups. Check out what’s going on near you with our latest news and events.

Chat to us

Interested in becoming a foster carer in the West Midlands? There is a need to recruit around 900 carers across the region. To find out more, complete our online enquiry form and we’ll get back to you.

Our Carers

Damian and Rob

“It took years to pick up the courage to apply to foster, I was just too afraid of what society would think” Damian and Rob have recently been approved as foster carers with Fostering People. As a gay couple they have shared their thoughts with us as to why they wanted to foster and their...

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Jan and Dave

We became foster carers in November 2012. Our Panel was so nerve wrecking, because we really wanted to become carers, so we were delighted when we passed. We were introduced to our supervising social worker, Cath. She was lovely and soon made us feel at ease. When we became a foster carets we started to...

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“Initially we were a nervous wreck, not knowing what to expect. We settled in quite comfortably due to the support and guidance we were given by our social worker and the team at Fostering People. Not every day was easy, and it required hard work, from courses to attend to personal time management, but we...

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Mel and Kevin

We have 2 separate placements. A 16 year old female who likes her own space in her room or spending time with her boyfriend and a 12 year old boy who joined us 6 weeks later who thrives on being in the hub of the family and being involved in every activity.  With them both...

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