We need people from all walks of life to become everyday heroes - race and religion does not matter!
We need foster carers from all walks of life, cultural backgrounds and religious persuasions to care for the variety of children who are in need of foster families.
We usually try to match children with foster families who are of the same religious, ethnic and cultural background so that they feel supported and stable as soon as possible. It also means that any specialised cultural or religious needs can be easily met.
Where fostered children have different religious or cultural backgrounds from their foster carers, we give extra support and training to make sure carers feel confident and able to meet all their needs.
You can foster if you're not originally from the UK
If you're a non-EU citizen you need to have indefinite leave to remain in the UK in order to become a foster carer. If you have lived in the UK for less than five years we also need to complete criminal record checks and other background checks from your previous countries of residence during that time.