UK not-for-profit fostering charity
Providing the highest quality care & support for foster families in the UK since 1945.
Providing stability | Therapeutic support | Outstanding financial packages for our carers and children
The Children’s Family Trust
UK Not-for-Profit Fostering Charity
The Children’s Family Trust (CFT) has provided the highest quality care and support for foster families in the UK since 1945. We look out for the welfare of vulnerable children and young people to ensure they are kept safe and placed in loving, stable foster homes. Our independent foster agency offers ongoing training and support for foster parents across communities England.
Can you provide a loving, secure & reliable home for a foster child?
Do you have what it takes to make a foster child part of your family? We’re here to debunk myths, support and communicate how fostering young people can change your life for the better! When you join The CFT, you join a whole family.
If you are thinking about fostering with The Children’s Family Trust, we like to discuss this through with you before beginning the assessment processes. This ensures you’re fully aware of the commitments you’re making. Once you become a foster carer in our organisation, you receive comprehensive & ongoing training, support through team meetings, access to our outstanding community of carers, enhanced post independence support, social events & 24-hour access to our social work team.
Transfer to a fostering charity that goes beyond the call of duty!
Fostering with a UK charity means constant reinvestment in our support groups and services to enhance the lives of our foster carers and the children under our wing. Our outstanding financial packages for carers and children, one-on-one therapeutic and educational support, and recognition of birth families make us stand out from the pack. Our independent foster agency’s creed is “Family for Life,” and we are dedicated to providing stability and reliability for vulnerable children in need. We champion being transparent and including the child or young person in the fostering process and what they can expect.
When you foster a child, legal responsibility remains with the child’s birth family or the local authority. This is one of the ways fostering differs from adopting a child. The CFT provides various types of foster placements that often extend into adulthood, and as a charity, we are committed to constant development in the services we offer. We set the bar high for our carers, so we can assure professional and quality fostering placements. Our training and support groups are continuously evolving to ensure our foster carers are given the tools they need for success.
Support us & our mission
Even if you are not in a position to foster children and young people in your home, you can still help support our mission. To maintain the highest standards of care, The CFT relies on the support of local communities to fundraise and make charitable donations. Are you interested in making a difference?
Meet our families
Each of our foster families is unique and has an outlook on fostering children that makes them special. Get to know each of them and how you can follow in their footsteps.
Find your local office!
Fostering in part-time work
Maintaining your work/life balance is imperative to being a successful foster carer with stickability! We appreciate being a foster parent requires a lot of flexibility so that you can provide a stable and loving home for your child or young person. However, that does not mean you cannot continue to pursue work and be a successful foster carer. Learn more about the fostering process and what you can expect.
Is fostering right for you? Request more info today!
Is fostering right for you? If you are ready to begin your fostering journey with The Children’s Family Trust, please talk to our team about any questions or concerns. We are always looking for more caring, resilient individuals to join us as foster carers across England. Because this is a life-changing decision, it should not be taken lightly. No enquiry is a committment – we welcome anyone who has a passion for supporting young people!