Foster Care Associates

From Bodmin to Belfast, Cardiff to Carnforth, your local Foster Care Associates office gives you the support you need, exactly when you need it. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

We’re there for you, so you can be there for them. That’s why we’re in over 50 towns and cities across the UK.

FCA is the UK’s largest independent fostering agency and we’ve been helping people become extraordinary foster carers for over 20 years. We know how important it is for foster parents to have the right support, training and experience to do the absolute best for the young person in their lives.

Our amazing foster carers have been helping to transform the lives of over 30,000 children and young people around the UK over the last 21 years. Be inspired by some of their stories.

“Fostering is not an easy ride, it can be challenging at times however the rewards completely outweigh anything negative. It is the best feeling ever!” Carol and Hugh

Talking about how they began their fostering journey Carol said: “For the longest time Hugh wanted to be a foster carer but I was always very conscious of making my three children my first priority when they were younger. Once they had all grown up and flown the nest we revisited the idea of being carers. My children were all living their adult lives, I knew that this was now the right time as I now had room in my life and my heart to foster.’’

We’ve been placing children and young people with foster carers for almost 20 years, so we truly understand that some children require a little more support than others. We also know that some placements can be more challenging than others.

Team Parenting® is an integrated model of foster care based on therapeutic thinking and practice. It ensures that each foster child is looked after by a ‘parenting team’ who work together to ensure that the care they provide addresses all the child’s needs.

“I’m pleased with the progress C is making and would like to thank the carers for their efforts. The support around the carers and C has been excellent.”
Local Authority Social Worker