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#WhoCares

During your lunch break, or the time you spend checking Facebook, another child will come into care. Right now, that child is thinking: 'Who cares?'

You can change their life by saying: 'I care.'

We need caring, funny and empathetic people like you to help change lives. Take the first step. Learn more about what's involved in fostering by clicking the button to start your fostering journey with us.

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Why Perpetual Fostering?

We're an independent fostering agency that’s supported more than 1,000 carers and children over more than 20 years.

We’re committed to supporting the children we place and helping them fulfil their potential. Our foster families and children build such successful relationships because we’re committed to meeting everyone’s emotional and professional needs.

Whether you’re just thinking about becoming a foster carer or have many years’ experience, we’re with you every step of the way.

Thinking of fostering for the first time?

The fact you’re thinking about fostering puts you in a special group of people – the most caring, determined and interesting people we know.

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Are you eligible to foster?

You don’t need any experience or qualifications to be a foster carer, and we welcome you whatever your marital status, gender, race and sexual orientation.

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Don’t forget about finances

Fostering is a career, and as with any job, you need to think about finances and other benefits. As a foster carer you do important work, and you’re paid accordingly.

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Meet Our Foster Carers

Our foster carers come from vastly different backgrounds and have overcome different challenges in life. They all believe fostering is the most rewarding thing they've ever done.

“I have not regretted
fostering for a moment”

Linda
Read My Story
“If the thought of fostering
appeals, then go for it.”

Sam and Paul
Read Our Story
Explore Our Fostering Resources

FREE GUIDES

Your Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming a Foster Carer

This easy-to-read guide explains what's involved in becoming a foster carer, from the first chat through to getting your first placement.


Your Step-by-Step Guide to What Foster Carers Get Paid

Every 20 Minutes a Child Comes Into Care. #WhoCares?

During your lunch break, or the time you spend checking Facebook, another child will come into care. Right now, that child is thinking: 'Who cares?' You can change their life by saying: 'I care.'

Fostering Blog

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September 21, 2016

Why Foster Teenagers (3 Facts People Don’t Think About)

Read 3 reasons why teenagers are so much fun (and so rewarding) to foster. In fact, foster carers are often surprised at how wonderful the experience is. Have you read this poem by Portia Nelson? I... Read More
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September 16, 2016

Fostering Skills Spotlight: Resourcefulness & Creativity

As a foster carer, being resourceful and creative is about finding ways to encourage young people and expand their horizons. When we talk about being resourceful and creative, we’re not talking... Read More
Our experienced fostering team supports you every step of the way.

Meet our leadership team

foster parent
Tahir Khan
Founder and CEO
fostering children
Lisa Witter
Team Manager
Fostering
Kelly Worthington
Supervising Social Worker
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Gail Robinson
Supervising social worker