About fostering

Fostering is providing a safe, caring home for a child and/or young person who is unable to live with their own family. This could be for a number of reasons, such as a family crisis or parental illness, or if the child is at risk of neglect or abuse.

Our aim is always to return children to their parents as soon as it’s safe to do so, which means that the length of time a child stays in foster care will vary. For those who can’t return home, adoption or long-term fostering is an option.

Find out about the children and how their experiences can affect them.

Types of

Fostering

We offer many types of fostering to match your specific skills and circumstances with the needs of the children.

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about the

children

No two children or young people are the same. Their needs vary according to their age, background and circumstances.

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What our foster

Children say

Find out more about what our young people really want from their foster carers. See what they said…

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Foster carer

stories

Read about the experiences that our foster carers have enjoyed whilst fostering with North Somerset Council.

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Frequently asked

questions

Take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions about fostering with North Somerset Council.

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For more information please contact us.

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