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We're updating our payments system from 2pm on Tuesday 26 September.

We can't take any payments while we complete this process -  apologies for any inconvenience this might cause you.

Foster Now - Fostering In West Berkshire

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You're in the right place to find out more about what foster and short breaks caring means for our looked-after children and young people.

You might be already sure about becoming a foster carer and already know the reasons we're such a highly-rated and admired service.  If so, then go ahead and skip to "Your First Step to Becoming a Foster Carer" to start your journey!

However, you might like a bit more information about what fostering means and about our information evenings, or perhaps you might like to hear from our existing foster carers about their experiences. You can find all this information below.


Why Foster with West Berkshire Council?
What makes fostering through West Berkshire Council special?
Your First Step to Becoming a Foster Carer
If you're ready to start your fostering journey
Our Foster Carers... in Their Own Words
Videos of our Foster Carers describing their experiences
Fostering Preparation Groups
Training to be a foster carer in West Berkshire

Who To Contact

Contact details for West Berkshire Council's Family Placement Team

01635 503155