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 2014...
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'.
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!
The National Fostering Agency - recruiting foster carers
Fostering February is a campaign to create awareness around what fostering is about and to dispel many of the myths that surround fostering, such as knowing that you don’t need to own your own home and you don’t need to be married, and saying that, yes, you can be gay, single and divorced and STILL FOSTER.
Fostering February wants you to learn more about the facts and be properly informed on how to become a foster carer – understand what is involved and how long it could take – and very importantly, have the opportunity to ask as many questions as you would like.
Did you know there are over 92,000 looked after children in the United Kingdom of whom some 67,000 children and young people live with loving foster families?
Children who come into care need a warm and safe family environment in which they can grow and achieve their full potential. Becoming a foster carer is the first step you can take to make a real difference to a child or young person’s life.
As a foster carer you will need...
• To have the time and energy to invest in a child or young person
• To be flexible and non-judgemental, a well as patient and understanding
• To have a minimum of one spare bedroom for a child
• To undertake the fostering role in a full-time capacity
The National Fostering Agency is one of the most established independent fostering agencies in the country, committed to providing quality care for the children placed with us. We provide professional training for all our carers, who will also receive support from our highly qualified staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition, NFA carers receive a generous tax-free allowance (Subject to status).
They are particularly interested in hearing from you if you are considering fostering:
• Sibling groups
• Children aged 11+
• Children and young people with complex needs
If you are interested in transforming a child’s life, please contact Iain on 0845 434 5764 or visit the NFA's website
Foster Care Associates/Core Assets – series of recruitment and information events in Gloucester and Wales
Career in Social Care and Child Care Recruitment Fair: 3 March 2014, 10am - 3pm, Llandudno Town Hall, Llandudno LL30 2UP
Carer recruitment event: 4 March 2014, 10am - 2pm, The Deaf Association, Colin Road, Gloucester GL4 3JL
Career in Social Care and Child Care Recruitment Fair: 5 March 2014, 10am - 3pm, Connah's Quay Civic Hall, Greenacres, Wepre Drive, Connah's Quay, Deeside, Clwyd CH5 4HA
Drop in/open day: 6 March 2014, any time between 10am - 6pm, FCA/Core Assets office, Castle Bailey House, Phoenix Way, Enterprise Park, Swansea SA7 9FS
Career in Social Care and Child Care Recruitment Fair: 6 March 2014, 10am - 3pm, Llangefni Town Hall, Buckley Square, Llangefni, Anglesey LL77 7LR
Career in Social Care and Child Care Recruitment Fair: 10 March 2014, 10am - 3pm, Cofi Roc, 25-28 Castle Square, Town Centre, Caernarfon LL55 2NA
Career in Social Care and Child Care Recruitment Fair: 18 March 2014, 10am - 3pm, Wrexham Memorial Hall, Memorial Hall Bodhyfryd, Wrexham, Clwyd LL12 7AG
Carer Recruitment Event: 19 March 2014, 11am - 3pm, Llandrillo College, Main Reception, Llandudno Road, Rhos-on-Sea, Colwyn Bay LL28 4HZ
Drop in/open day for prospective foster carers: 24 March 2014, 10am - 6pm, FCA/Core Assets office, Castle Bailey House, Phoenix Way, Enterprise Park, Swansea SA7 9FS
Career in Social Care and Child Care Recruitment Fair: 27 March 2014, 10am - 3pm, Rhyl Town Hall, 22 Wellington Road, Rhyl, Clwyd LL18 1BA
Recruitment stand for prospective foster carers: *4 April 2014, 10am - 4pm, Asda Gloucester Superstore, Bruton Way, Gloucester GL1 1DS *
Information stand for prospective foster carers: 11 April 2014, 10am - 4pm, Asda Gloucester Superstore, Bruton Way, Gloucester GL1 1DS
The National Fostering Agency - Recruiting foster carers!
The National Fostering Agency are looking for anybody who may be interested in fostering. Please contact them for an informal chat or feel free to register your interest at the National Fostering Agency website and someone will call you back.
For more info contact Laura Watkins via email or call her on 0845 4345760.
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 Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. For more information about fostering telephone Peter Norman for an informal chat on 0845 434 5762, email or register on NFA's website
Berkshire drop-in information session
Foster Care Associates are holding information
sessions every Monday from 10am-4pm at:
Core Assets Fostering/FCA, 71 Reading Road, Woodley, Berkshire, RG5 3AE
Southampton drop-in information session
Foster Care Associates are holding information
sessions every Thursday from 10am-2pm at:
Core Assets Fostering/FCA, Trelew Building, Ashurst Lodge, Lyndhurst Road, Southampton SO40 7AA
Camden open information evenings
Camden Council’s fostering team holds information sessions throughout the year for people interested in fostering. For more information and to book a place to attend, please visit their website or contact the fostering team either by phone on 0800 0281 436 or email
Their events are by invitation only.
Camden is part of the North London Fostering Consortium.
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.
LGBT Fostering and Adoption with Stockton Borough Council drop-in event
If you’re lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and thinking about starting a family, go along to the drop-in event and get information about fostering and adoption with Stockton Council. Social workers will be on hand to answer any questions you may have around the process and the support available to you, and there will also be an opportunity to meet LGBT families who can share their experiences of fostering and adoption.
The event is on Tuesday 18 March 5pm-7pm at Stockton Central Library (Jim Cooke Conference Suite), Church Road, Stockton on Tees, TS18 1TU
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.
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: 06 March 14