How can I help?
We need carers of every kind to start fostering in Cardiff, particularly for:
- Disabled children and young people
- Siblings - We keep families together if we can!
- Children from black or ethnic minority groups
Can I foster?
The most important factor in becoming a foster carer is your commitment to providing a stable environment for a child or young person.
You can be:
- Male or female
- Straight or gay
- Married or single
- A parent or have no children of your own
Information for Cardiff Foster Carers
Keep up to date with news, events and training and development opportunities.
Types of foster care
There are many types of fostering arrangements available.
Respite offers a short stay (a few days up to a few weeks) to provide a break for the child’s family or another foster family. This can be planned or an emergency placement.Find out moreRegister interest
Short term provides foster placements for a few weeks or months (up to 2 years) until difficulties at home are sorted out or alternative plans are made for the child’s future.Find out moreRegister interest
Long term provides a permanent home for a child, usually an older child, who is unable to return to their birth family. They may or may not keep in touch with their birth families.Find out moreRegister interest
Supported lodgings provide support for an older child (16 - 21 years old) and provides them with emotional support and a room where they feel safe and secure so that they can deal with the challenges that come with becoming an adult.Find out moreRegister interest
When I am Ready (WIR) is where a care leaver continues to live with their foster carer after they have reached 18.Find out moreRegister interest
The Adolescent Resource Centre (ARC) provides intensive support for young people aged 11- 17 years of age, who are at risk of becoming Looked After due to the challenges that they present in the family home and community.Find out moreRegister interest