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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

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

December 5, 2019

Celebrity Role Models - Who Do Parents Think Is the Best Role Model for Their Children?

In this article we take a look at the Top 15 Celebrity Role Models voted by parents in the UK. We asked 2,000 UK parents who the... Read More
Fostering Statistics 2019 UK - How Many Foster Carers are There?

October 14, 2019

Fostering Statistics - 2019

Foster Carers play a critical part in the lives and upbringing of thousands upon thousands of children in care in the UK. But just how many foster carers are there? ... 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”

Linda
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. Learn More About Perpetual Fostering