Fostering with us

Want to find out how to foster with North Somerset Council?

These pages outline who can apply, our 8-step application process and the support and benefits you’ll receive in return.

Our basic criteria to foster are:

  • You’ve a spare room in your home
  • You’ve spare time in your day
  • You’re over 21

Click on the links below to find out more on how to become a foster carer with Fostering North Somerset.

Could you

Foster

Find out more details about some of the qualities needed to foster with Fostering North Somerset.

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Why foster

with us

See the many benefits of fostering with North Somerset Council rather than private fostering agencies.

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The role of a

Foster carer

You don’t need any specific qualifications or experience to offer foster care, but you do need a stable loving home.

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support and

training

You’ll receive unrivalled free training and support, and always have someone to turn to for help and advice.

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Allowances and

fees

We reward all of our carers with a competitive fee in addition to a fostering allowance to cover care costs.

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the Application

process

Fostering isn’t a decision to take lightly. It takes a lot of preparation, we’re here to help you find what you need.

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What will stop you

Fostering

Find out more about what could stop you from fostering with north Somerset and de-bunk some common fostering myths.

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For more information please contact us.

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