Fostering in Cumbria with Family Fostercare, the fostering agency with a family feel

Family Fostercare is an independent fostering agency working with foster carers to provide safe, secure and stable homes for fostered children in Cumbria. We believe in the power of family and of fostering to transform young people's lives.  That is why we believe in being a fostering agency with a family feel, ensuring that every foster carer and fostered child we have the privilege of working with feels like part of the family.

If you are interested in becoming a foster carer in the Cumbria area, we'd love to hear from you.

If you feel you have the time in your life, the space in your home (a spare bedroom), and the patience and compassion to be able to provide a caring and supportive environment for a young person or people, then fostering might be right for you.  Foster carers come from all walks of life, and it's your personal qualities not your marital or home owner status for instance that would make you a good foster carer. 

You can find out more about what it's like to be a foster carer, fostering allowances, applying to foster and what you need to become a foster carer in the About Fostering section of this website. The local Family Fostercare office for Cumbria is Family Fostercare North West.  Please visit your local office homepage for all the latest news, events and to get to know the team.

We know there's no substitute for a good chat, so please feel free to call us on 0800 321 32 30 any time to find out more.  Alternatively you can drop by your local office and speak with one of the team about how you can become a foster carer in Cumbria.

Family Fostercare is utilised by Local Authorities to provide and support fostering placements


Apply to Foster

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Apply to foster

Transfer to Us

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Make a Referral


Are you ready to work with us? Please use the online referrals form or email us directly.

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