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Fostering in Southampton

Often known as the “Cruise Capital of Europe”, Southampton is in need of Foster Carers to help children in care navigate the waters of life. 

The CFT is searching for Foster Carers in the Southampton and surrounding areas to help us take care of some of the UK’s most vulnerable children. 


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.

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. In order to foster you will need to be have a spare bedroom available, be reasonably fit and healthy and be over 21 years of age.  

Different types of foster care

Children and young people come into care for many reasons there are many different types of Foster Placements to help accommodate the needs of these children. 

We will work with each individual Carer to establish the best types of Fostering for them. We would love to hear from people who feel they can make a positive impact on a child’s life, including those who wish to provide short term placements for children in care, and those who feel they want to make more of a long term commitment to Fostering.

We will give you all the support you need

Fostering is a hugely rewarding job, but can at times also be challenging. However you are never alone, and help is always on hand, including our 24-hour out of hours service. 

At The CFT we pride ourselves on the service we afford to all our Foster Carers and 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 Southampton area are supported by our South Central team, who provide 24 hour out of hours support, a dedicated Supervising Social Worker, ongoing Foster Carer Training, regular meetings and social events to help Carers network with other CFT Carers in their area. Click here to read more about our South Central office and to meet our Staff Team.

Becoming a Foster Parent in Southampton

If you have ever thought about Fostering, please do get in touch with us to receive our no obligation information pack.  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 Southampton, and 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!

Many People have lots of questions when they first think about Fostering, 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

Our Charity

Read more about our status as a charitable independent fostering agency