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

Discover what you can get paid for Fostering and what benefits you can claim through the process.

Are you a foster carer looking for a new agency? Receive a bonus of up to £1000 when you transfer to 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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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

Fostering Application Process - Family cut out of paper in cupped hands

September 11, 2020

7 Myths About Fostering

Our foster cares come from all sorts of backgrounds, occupations and areas. They all have unique traits that make them great carers. But as different as they all are from one another, one common thing... Read More
choosing a foster agency

September 8, 2020

Which Fostering Agency Should I Choose?

So, you've decided to apply to become a foster carer. You've weighed up the pros and cons of agencies vs local authority... 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”

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

Sam and Paul
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Our experienced fostering team supports you every step of the way. Learn More About Perpetual Fostering
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