What is Fostering?

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Children and young people may need to be fostered for a number of reasons, their parents may be unwell, having relationship problems or they may be in prison. Some children will have been neglected or abused.

Fostering is about providing a safe and stable family life for someone else’s child in your own home.

Fostering can be for a short or long period of time. Maybe to provide a short break (respite) for a child or their family.

Fostering can be a challenging but immensely rewarding experience for both carers and cared for children and young people.

Fostering in Cardiff

At the City of Cardiff Council we strive to keep children close to their families and communities wherever possible.

We need foster carers of every kind in Cardiff, but particularly:

  • For teenagers,
  • For disabled children and young people,
  • For brothers and sisters – we keep families together if we can, and
  • From black or ethnic minority groups or in a mixed ethnicity relationship.

We carefully match children with foster carers who can meet their specific needs.

Because of our foster carers, some of Cardiff’s children face a brighter future.

Could you make the difference too?

Become part of the Cardiff Cares Team

If you choose to foster with us you will become part of an incredible team making a difference to children and young people across Cardiff.

If you think you can Foster for Cardiff contact us now!