Foster Care & Fostering in Somerset

You could make a difference to a child’s life by becoming a foster carer in Somerset.

For an informal, no obligation conversation with one of our team about fostering in Somerset, fill out the form below or call us on Tel: 01752 220 109 or Freephone Tel: 0800 019 11 65

    Could you give time, patience, warmth and love to young people who cannot live with their own families?

    Foster carers play a very important role in many young people’s lives and for foster carers themselves. Fostering provides an opportunity to:

    • Give a child a loving and nurturing home, whether temporary or long term.
    • Offer an environment for children to develop in line with the life experiences and opportunities of their friends who are not in care.

    You can rent or own your own home, but you will need a spare room.

    Not sure if you will be suitable? Just ask us, or you can check our frequently asked questions page.

    “How did you get so good at being a Dad?”

    (5 year old who has been living with his foster family for 3 years)

    We provide…

    Foster carer dad and daughter together fostering creativity.
    • Ongoing Support and encouragement day and night, 365 days a year.
    • Professional Training
    • Competitive and regular allowance payments
    • Holiday payments to help finance family holidays with foster children
    • A range of therapeutic and support services
    • Get to know other fostering families through regular support groups and family fun days and events.
    • Devoted staff team with manageable workloads so they have time to focus on supporting their foster families and keeping everyone safe.
    • Complimentary Fostering Network membership, which includes independent advice lines and legal insurance.

    We couldn’t recommend the Agency any higher. We feel part of a family!”

    Long standing Foster Parent Feedback

    What foster parents are saying…

    “We have met and supported very many young people of all ages and to be able to give them reassurance, stability, security and love is so rewarding.”

    Fostering mum and daughter enjoying music and dancing at home.

    I do have to say, as a foster carer, the lows are small and the highs outweigh all of it.

    “The children we are asked to care for really need something back in life because they have been through so much pain, trauma and upheaval.”

    Foster dads and foster child enjoying story time and fostering happy connections.

    “I have a great team around me to support me to fulfil my role as a foster carer.”

    A professional agency to work for. The team is very thorough and always on hand if a problem should occur.

    Foster Mum playing games with child

    “Fostering is a very rewarding job, In fact, I don’t call it a job I call it a way of life for us because it’s the way that we love to live our lives able to make a difference to many young people.”

    Foster Family meal time

    Check out our Foster Parent’s blog page for more real life stories of what it’s like to foster children with Regional Foster Families.

    We are actively looking for foster families in Somerset. Find out more…

    No matter what your question, if you have an interest in fostering in Somerset, simply fill in the form below or call: Tel: 0800 019 11 65

      Reasons to foster with us. Why choose Regional Foster Families as your Fostering Agency.
      Questions about Fostering. What is being a foster carer about? What is foster parenting.
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      If you are interested in becoming a foster parent and have or will have a spare room in the near future, then please don’t hesitate to call us on 08000 19 11 65 or fill in the enquiry form below.

        Local office information

        Office contact details:
        Regional Foster Families, South West Area Office
        Unit 2
        15 Frogmore Avenue
        PL6 5XH
        Tel: 01752 220 109

        Regional Foster Families, Head Office
        Suite 2, Tresco House
        Sidmouth Road
        EX5 1DJ

        Download our statement of purpose here: Statement of Purpose

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        Thinking of Fostering?
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        If you are interested in becoming a foster parent and have or will have a spare room in the near future, then please don’t hesitate to call us on 08000 19 11 65 or fill in the enquiry form below.