The purpose of a foster care is to provide a stable, safe, and nurturing home for children who cannot be looked after by their own families.

Foster parents play a key role in transforming the lives of vulnerable children and young people. They give hope and a second chance to children who, otherwise, would be forgotten.

The children that need foster families come from all sorts of backgrounds and need fostering for a variety of reasons. That's why we need a variety of people to become foster carers, to care for the diverse needs of young people. 

Every child has different needs and require different levels of support.


Being a foster care is hugely rewarding and enjoyable. Knowing that you are making a lasting difference in the lives of children and young people is really satisfying, and makes the hard work and challenges that come along the journey all the more worthwhile. Don't take our word for it see what our Foster Carers say!



People foster for a variety of reasons, but they all have the same desire to help change the lives of children and young people in their care.

Whether or not you have experience, you can foster! We give you all the support and training you need.

Do you want to make a difference?

Fostering gives you the power to help change a child's life for the better. It gives a second chance to children who would otherwise be forgotten, and gives you a new sense of purpose and fulfilment.

Do you have experience working with disadvantaged children?

Many of the children who come into foster care have challenging behaviours as a result of the abusive and neglectful situations they've come from. So if you're tough around the edges but have a heart of gold you'll make a great carer.


Have you had your own children?

Put your experiences into practice and use your experience of being a parent to care for children or young person who needs a stable, loving home.


Find out more...

Click on one of the links below to find out more about fostering.

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Parallel Parents is an independent fostering agency rated "outstanding" by Ofsted. We have over 20 years of experience and more than 200 foster carers looking after children and young people. We are a family run agency and believe that our child-focussed approach makes us really stand out from other agencies.2nd floor, Landsdowne House, 85 Buxton road, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK2 6LR