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About fostering

Information on fostering for families

Fostering is the chance to make an important difference to a child’s life. All types of families from all kinds of backgrounds can foster a child or group of children. For more information on fostering, read on:

Permanent fostering – the basics

Find a fostering service and get started

Assessment and approval

Legislation, allowances and fees

Becoming a permanent foster parent

There are several types of fostering and Be My Parent profiles children who need permanent or long-term fostering. You can look at some of the children's profiles without having to subscribe. To read more, search all the children and make enquiries, you will need to register your details and go on to subscribe.

If you are still looking for information on fostering, you may want to:

Last updated: 23 October 14

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