West Berkshire Council

Becoming a Foster Carer

Find out about training, support and the process involved

Fostering is a way of providing a family life to a child unable to live at home.  As a West Berkshire foster carer, you'll be part of a team of professionals helping to provide a child with a safe environment.

We need foster carers for children of all age groups, and if you decide to apply to foster, we'll help you to decide the age group of the children you want to care for. We'll work with you to ensure the children we place with you match your skills and experience.

We guide and support you all the way through the application and assessment process and give you maximum support after you have been approved.

Ask About Fostering

Tell Us About A Private Fostering Arrangement

Contact the Family Placement Team today by calling 01635 503155 or emailing fptmessages@westberks.gov.uk

Request our information pack about fostering in West Berkshire

Fostering Open Evenings
Fostering Open Evenings

Come along to our open evenings to find out more about how you could foster in West Berkshire.

Dates for events will be confirmed after the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Alternatively, please see how to  pdf icon Join us at our virtual information sessions [871kb].


Becoming a Foster Carer: The Process

A step-by-step guide to the process of being approved as a foster carer

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Becoming a Foster Carer: Support

How we'll support you and allowances you'll receive

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Becoming a Foster Carer: Training

Helping you prepare to foster and taking part in further training

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