The purpose of 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 their diverse needs.
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.