Fostering events near you
Upcoming recruitment and information events for foster carers.
Information evenings and recruitment days are a great way to find out more about fostering. You will learn more about the practicalities, and meet others involved in the process. Please see below for upcoming fostering events in 2013...
You can also look for adoption events in your area.
To coincide with Foster Care Fortnight, BAAF launched a new video, 'A Foster Care Film'.
Could you be a foster carer in Greater Manchester and make a difference?
If you are interested in becoming a foster carer, or want to find out more information about what it takes, then why not go along to an information day in June. You will be able to meet existing foster carers and social workers, and find out what it's like working with children in the care system.
The National Fostering Agency (NFA) is one of the most established independent fostering agencies in the country, committed to providing quality care for the children placed with them. They provide training for all their carers, who also receive support from their highly-qualified staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
NFA are currently recruiting foster carers across Greater Manchester so take the chance to make a difference to a child’s life. They are particularly interested in hearing from you if you are considering fostering children aged 11+, sibling groups or children and young people with complex needs.
Information days are being held at the following venues:
Broadfield Park Best Western Hotel Rochdale, OL16 1AF on Monday 10 June, 2-8pm
Heaton Park Premier Inn, M8 4NB on Tuesday 11 June, 2-8pm
Village Hotel Bury BL9 7BQ on Thursday 13 June, 2-8pm
Smokies Best Western Hotel Oldham, OL8 3HX on Monday 17 June, 2-8pm
For further details, or to make an enquiry, please visit NFA's website or contact Iain on 0845 4345764
National Fostering Agency Talk to Us events: London, Buckinghamshire and Surrey
The National Fostering Agency (NFA) are holding a series of Talk to Us events to recruit foster carers throughout London, Buckinghamshire and Surrey. For more information about fostering telephone Peter Norman for an informal chat on 0845 434 5762, email or register on NFA's website
Camden open information evenings
If you are curious about becoming a foster carer and want to find out more, or are ready to take the next step, why not go along to one of the evenings organised by Camden?
Events will be held on the following Thursdays: 2 May; 6 June; 18 July; 5 September
All events are held from 5.30pm until 7pm (please arrive before 5.45pm) at the Crowndale Centre, Camden Council, TDC Conference Room, 2nd Floor, 218 Eversholt Street, London NW1 1BD.
Barnardo’s fostering and adoption information events
Barnardo’s fostering and adoption run regular information sessions at their projects across the UK.
Find out more about becoming a foster carer or adoptive parent in your area by attending a Barnardo’s fostering and adoption information event near you.
Fostering open evenings in Stockport
Stockport's Family Placement Team is holding open evenings on the first Tuesday of every month from 6 - 7.30pm, at Reddish Green Centre, St Elisabeth's Way, Reddish Green, Stockport SK5 6BL.
Foster carers needed in the Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull area
National Fostering Agency (NFA) are holding a series of 'Talk to Us' events to recruit foster carers in the Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull areas. If you would like to find out a little more about fostering in any of these areas then please contact them for an informal chat. They look forward to speaking with you soon!
Thinking of fostering for Blackburn and Darwen?
They hold regular information and recruitment events throughout the year. It's a chance to find out more about fostering, meet existing foster carers and ask any questions in an informal, friendly environment. Why not pop along to find out more, without obligation?
If you can't make one of our evenings, but would like to receive an information pack, please contact the fostering and adoption team by email or call on 0800 328 6919
Would you like to foster in the West Midlands?
National Fostering Agency (NFA) are holding a series of 'Talk to Us' events to recruit foster carers in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Sandwell, Telford and Dudley. If you would like to find out a little more about fostering in any of these areas then please contact them for an informal chat. They look forward to speaking with you soon!
Looking to foster in the East Midlands?
National Fostering Agency (NFA) are holding a series of 'Talk to Us' events to recruit foster carers in Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Northampton and the surrounding areas. If you would like to find out a little more about fostering in any of these areas then please contact them for an informal chat. They look forward to speaking with you soon!
Interested in fostering in Kent or London?
Action for Children is looking for foster carers who can help children and young people transform their lives with the right care and support. We are looking for carers throughout Kent and London.
If you can offer a safe, caring home to vulnerable children, we can offer you excellent training and 24 hour support. You'll never be on your own as we're always just a phone call away, and you'll get generous fees, allowances and planned breaks.
To find out more call the Broad Options foster care team on 01843 601 101 (for Kent) or 020 7708 3206 (for London), or find out more information on the Action for Children website.
Talk with Northumberland foster carers!
Come and meet the family placement team and hear more about fostering in Northumberland.
To find out more about events, contact Caroline Matthews in the family placement team on 01670 534450, email or visit
Northumberland County Council's family placement team website
Foster carers needed in Liverpool, Wigan and Cheshire!
Orange Grove Fostercare is looking to recruit foster carers. You could earn up to £430.50 per child per week, receive training bonuses, mileage costs and a robust monthly training programme.
For more information, please call 0151 356 5341 or email.
Looking to foster in the North East?
Barnardo’s Family Placement Unit and Disability Service is looking to recruit foster carers in the North East region. They are looking for carers to provide emergency, short term and permanent accommodation and care for children from a diverse range of backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures and religions. Barnardo's has over 30 years experience of placing children with families. They offer excellent support and training and generous financial assistance.
For more information, please call 0191 492 9000, or visit the Barnardo’s website.
Do you live in the Tameside area and have the skills to foster?
The Tameside Fostering Unit is looking to recruit foster carers with high levels of commitment, time and a good understanding of children’s needs.
They currently need placements for children aged 0 - 17 years of age from a diverse range of backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures and religions. They are particularly looking for black and mixed heritage foster carers. Some of their children have complex needs due to their early life experiences.
You will receive a high level of training and support from the Fostering Team, and be financially rewarded. Fostering can be a challenging yet rewarding experience. Can you meet the challenge?
To find out more, call 0161 368 8865, email or write to The Fostering Unit, Union Street, Hyde SK14 1ND.
Impact Workshops! Monthly information evenings for foster carers in Bristol
Foster Care Associates are running monthly information evenings at their regional office, 13 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1PB, for people interested in becoming a foster carer.
This is an opportunity to have an informal chat with experienced foster carers and members of the Social Work team.
Fostering Fridays in Blackburn!
Are you thinking of fostering?
For an informal chat about fostering, come along to the offices of Keys Fostering Services at 3B Dalton Court, Blackburn Interchange, Blackburn, Lancashire BB3 0DG, on any Friday afternoon.
You can also look at the Keys Fostering Services website or call the information line on 01254 777460 any day of the week to discuss fostering in more detail.
Information evenings for foster carers in Harrow
Harrow Council are running information evenings for prospective foster carers every last Thursday of the month between 7pm and 9pm at the Civic Centre in Harrow. To find out more, contact the Family Placement service on 020 8728 8871, or via email. You can also visit the Harrow Council website.
Interested in fostering in Scotland?
Barnardo's run information sessions on the last Thursday of every month, between 2pm and 4pm for people interested in finding out more about what's involved in fostering. These are held at 6 Torpichen Street, Edinburgh EH3 8JQ.
For more information you can contact their Duty Social Worker on 0131 228 4121 or visit the Barnardo's website.
Calling foster carers in Bradford!
Foster Care Action for Children (formerly NCH) would like to recruit ten foster carers in the Bradford area. For more information, please call 0845 200 5162 or see the Foster Care Action for Children (formerly NCH) website.
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Last updated: 09 May 13