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Who we work with

As an Independent Fostering Charity, The CFT is affiliated with various organisations and works with more than 100 Local Authorities across the United Kingdom.

Part of the Fairer Fostering Partnership

The Fairer Fostering Partnership (FFP) is small consortium of charitable and non-profit fostering agencies who work together to eliminate the discrimination that children and young people in care sometimes face. FFP also works to lobby and advocate for children and young people at central government level.

As part of The FFP, our organisation is required to be transparent in the work we do with an emphasis on promoting good practice in networking. Additionally any surplus raised by The CFT is re-invested into supporting children and young people in placement and beyond. This means that for the children and young people The CFT work with are cared for to a high standard, advocated for where necessary and seen as individuals, with their voices heard.

Working Together

The CFT are also involved with several other organisations. These are inclusive of the Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers (NAFP), The Fostering Network, CoramBAAF and LGBT organisation, New Family Social (NFS).

Local Authorities

The CFT work with and support children and young people from over 100 placing Local Authorities. The CFT have contracts with the all of these local authorities and more making us a ‘Preferred Service Provider’. The Local Authorities which The CFT works with are inclusive, but not limited to:

  • Barnsley
  • Bath & NE Somerset
  • Bedfordshire
  • Birmingham
  • Bracknell Forest
  • Bradford
  • Bristol
  • Calderdale
  • Coventry
  • Cumbria
  • Doncaster
  • Dorset
  • Dudley
  • Darlington
  • Durham
  • Edinburgh
  • Enfield
  • East Sussex
  • Gateshead
  • Gloucestershire
  • Hampshire
  • Hartlepool
  • Herefordshire
  • Kirklees
  • Lambeth
  • Leeds
  • North East Lincolnshire
  • Middleborough
  • Newcastle
  • Northumberland
  • North & South Tyneside
  • North Yorkshire
  • Oxfordshire
  • Portsmouth
  • Reading
  • Redcar & Cleveland
  • Rotherham
  • Sandwell
  • Sheffield
  • Shropshire
  • Somerset
  • Southampton
  • Staffordshire
  • Stoke
  • Solihull
  • Sunderland
  • North Somerset
  • South Tyneside
  • Stockton
  • Sunderland
  • Surrey
  • Swindon
  • Telford & Wrekin
  • Warwickshire
  • Walsall
  • Wigan
  • Wiltshire
  • Windsor and Maidenhead
  • Wolverhampton
  • Worcestershire

Local Authorities

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Where We Work

The CFT is a National Fostering Charity with regional offices across the UK covering large geographic areas.

Who We Are

The CFT is a Children’s charity and Independent Foster Agency with a wealth of history and heritage dating back more than 70 years.

Contact Us

To discuss any aspect of becoming a Foster Carer, please contact us using the form below.

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