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Fostering in Northampton

Formerly a major centre of shoe-making, Northampton is in need of Foster Carers to support children and young people in putting their best foot forward.

We are expanding our Fostering services in the East Midlands area and need Foster Carers in the Northampton and neighbouring areas to help us take care of vulnerable children in Foster Care. 


Fostering can provide an environment to help children and young people realise their full potential in a safe, stable and secure home.

There is no upper age limit in Fostering however you will need to be at least 21 years old, be reasonably fit and healthy and have a spare bedroom available for a foster child/children. 

You will need to be a warm and caring individual, with the patience and understanding required to help care for a child who may not have had the best start in life.

Can you make a positive impact on a child’s life through foster care?

Children and young people come into care for many reasons and are in need of different types of Foster Placements. 

We are searching for people who feel they can make a positive impact on a child’s life and are interested in hearing from individuals who feel they can provide one or more types of foster placement. You can read more about the different types of Fostering here.

We’re an independent fostering agency providing excellent support to our Foster Parents

Our charity prides ourselves on the service we afford to all our Foster Carers and as such, we want to ensure that our Carers are well equipped to take on the fostering task. 

We provide our Carers with highly competitive payment fees and a generous benefits package to help them take care of the children in their care. 

As a Foster Parent in the Northampton area you would be 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 network with other CFT Carers in their area. Click here to read more about our Midlands office and to meet our Staff Team.

Could you help vulnerable children and young people? Get in touch today.

We provide our fostering information pack to you with no obligation, so if you have ever thought about Fostering, please do get in touch. 

By submitting an enquiry to us, our team will issue you with all information you need to know about getting started as a Foster Carer in Northampton, and talk you more about process of becoming approved as a Carer for us. Simply fill out the contact form on this page and we will be in touch with you shortly!

Most people have lots of questions when they first think about becoming a Foster Parent, and we are happy to help answer these for you. 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

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Read more about our status as a charitable independent fostering agency