Bournemouth Council

Fostering

Foster carers help look after children who, for a variety of reasons, need to spend time away from their families. The importance of what foster carers do cannot be underestimated, they provide a stable, caring environment for children and young people who may be going through a difficult time.

Use our quick online enquiry form or give us a call on 0800 0093084 to find out more. You’re under no obligation if you contact us, and we’d love to hear from you.

On these pages you’ll find out more about the challenges and rewards of fostering, as well as the support, training and mentoring readily available. There is always an urgent need for more carers locally, so if you've ever considered fostering, why not get in touch? Our experienced, friendly Fostering Team will be with you every step of way.

 

Support and Benefits For Foster Carers

We offer a wealth of support – during the application process and throughout your time as a carer. You can also meet other carers at monthly meetings.

Types of Fostering

Because the needs of each child are different, there are several types of fostering - including respite, short term, permanent & specialist placements

Training for Foster Carers

To help develop the skills of our carers, we run a series of training courses & we can direct you towards a number of excellent online courses.


 

 

 

 

Contact Us

Telephone

Fostering and Placements Team

0800 009 3084

Address

Customer Services Centre

St Stephens Road
Bournemouth
BH2 6EB

Online

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