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Each day, children and young people in the North West and the West Midlands are taken into care. They’re thinking: 'Who cares?'

These children need welcoming, loving people. Determined, interesting people. People who will invest time and energy into transforming their lives. People like you.

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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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Explore Our Fostering Resources


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

February 24, 2017

Recipe Ideas for Pancake Day

Shrove Tuesday, the Christian festival marking the start of Lent, is often referred to as Pancake Day here in the UK. Although it represents the last day for Christians to eat luxurious foods, childre... Read More

February 20, 2017

How to communicate well with your teenager

Understanding how to communicate with teenagers is a skill most parents learn as they go along. It is arguably even more difficult to grasp when the teenager is a foster child who perhaps hasn’t had... Read More
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”

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

Sam and Paul
Read Our Story
Our experienced fostering team supports you every step of the way. Meet The Team