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Fostering in Gloucester

Original filming spot for ‘Harry’s Potters Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry’, Gloucester is in need of caring individuals to help bring a touch of magic to a child’s life by Fostering.

We need you to become a Foster Parent in Gloucestershire

In recent years, we have seen an increase in the number of referrals we have received for children and young people requiring foster placements in Gloucestershire and the surrounding areas. 

To meet this ever-growing need, we are currently recruiting more Foster Carers in these areas to help us provide stable and secure homes to more children than ever before. 

A safe, loving and secure home

Anyone can apply to become a Foster Carer as long as they have what it takes to care for children separated from their own families. 

Children and young people in care need a safe, loving and secure home, and Fostering can provide this environment to help children realise their full potential.

There is no ‘standard’ type of Foster Carer but when searching for new carers, we look for individuals who are warm, caring, reasonably fit and healthy and have a spare bedroom available for a foster child/children. There is no upper age limit in fostering, however you will need to be at least 21 years old in order to apply. 

Making a positive impact by providing Foster Care

We would love to hear from people who feel they can make a positive impact on a child’s life. This can be done by providing many different types of foster placement, ranging from short term and respite placements to long-term and permanent placements. 

We will discuss all the different types of fostering with applicants during the enquiry and assessment stages, so that they can consider what type of placement may be best for your family. 

Fostering is often a hugely rewarding role filled with lots of happy memories and positive experiences, however at times, it can also be challenging. 

Ongoing Foster Care Support 

At The CFT we pride ourselves on the service we afford to all our Foster Carers and want to ensure that they feel supported through every step of their fostering journey. As such, we have a number of support services that carers can access should they ever need any advice or someone to talk to. We also provide our Carers with highly competitive payment fees and a generous benefits package to help them take care of the children in their care. 

Foster Carers in the Gloucester area are supported by our Midlands team, who provide 24 hour out of hours support and ongoing Foster Carer Training, as well as regular meetings and social events to help Carers connect with other CFT Carers in their area. Click here to read more about our Midlands office and to meet our Staff Team.

If you have ever thought about Fostering, please do get in touch with us to receive our no obligation information pack.  When you submit an enquiry to us, our team will issue you with all information you need to know about getting started as a Foster Parent in Gloucester, and they will also talk you more about process of becoming approved as a Carer for us. Simply fill in the information on this page and we will be in touch shortly!

Have a question? We would be more than happy to help. You can contact us on 0300 111 1945 to discuss your questions with us or you can also visit our FAQ’s section for a list of common questions.

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The Fostering  Assessment Process

Learn more about the process of becoming a foster carer with The CFT


Our list of common questions about becoming a foster carer, and why you should choose The CFT

Our Charity

Read more about our status as a charitable independent fostering agency