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What is fostering?

Fostering is looking after a child or young person in your home who is not able to live with their family.

Every child in our care is as unique as you are, and all have different needs. They come from all sorts of backgrounds and all have different family situations so will all need a different type of care.

Some will only need to stay with foster carers for a few days whilst their family access support, whereas others will need remain on a longer term basis, so we need foster carers for children from birth and upwards.

“Our foster carers have a significant professional role to play as part of the team who help the children in our care feel secure and supported.”
– Sally Fitton, Devon Fostering Operations Manager


Each type of fostering requires people with different skills, abilities and experiences, so who you are really does matter. We strive to always place children with carers who best suit their individual needs, and our team of staff will discuss this with you in detail to help you to decide what type of fostering may be best for you, your family and your lifestyle.