"I was thrilled they allowed me to join the family. That's how it feels."
-Melanie, Foster Carer (West Midlands)
"They really care about their carers as well as the children."
– Gary & Dawn, Foster Carers (West Midlands)
"At the heart of the Trust is the importance of the child."
– Rachel, Foster Carer (South Central)
"The rewards are huge if you have Stickability."
– Lesley, Foster Carer (North East)
Want to Foster for The CFT?
Discover more out about Fostering in the UK, what makes The CFT different, how to transfer to The CFT, and answers to our Frequently Asked Questions about Fostering and Foster Care in the UK
Welcome to the Children’s Family Trust – Independent Fostering Agency Since 1945.
The Children’s Family Trust is a Children’s Charity and an Independent Fostering Agency. Established in 1945, over the years, we have looked after many children and young people from diverse backgrounds with a variety of needs within our dedicated and committed foster families. Our aim is to provide the highest quality care we possibly can. With offices across England we are a growing, progressive charity at the forefront of high quality, outcomes based child care and fostering in the UK. Without committed and dedicated foster families we would not be able to provide outstanding fostering services to children. Our Foster Carers come from all walks of life and have varied and wide experiences of caring for children. It is their skill and commitment, which delivers the good outcomes that many of our children achieve.
As a not-for-profit fostering agency, we ensure that any surplus we make is directly re-invested into improving our services and enhancing the lives and futures of our looked after children. Anyone who chooses to become a Foster Carer for The CFT can be assured that they will receive the highest level and support and guidance to help them make a positive impact on a child’s life.
Fostering can be a challenging job but also hugely rewarding. Here at The CFT we believe that with the appropriate support, training and guidance we can help you through these challenges. The CFT prides itself on the level of Foster Carer support we give to all Foster Carers within our organisation. We recruit staff who share our passion and who also commit to being a part of The CFT Family.
At the CFT we recognise that Fostering is a skilled job and we view our Foster Carer’s as professionals. As a result our Foster Carer’s are paid generously and our fees are highly competitive and some of the best across the UK.
Find out about our charity, the way we reinvest our money and how you can support us.