At Fostering People, we have fostering families from 10 different ethnicities.
We pride ourselves on being an inclusive organisation, which is reflective of the diversity within the communities we serve.
Like our foster parents, our team come from many different ethnic and religious backgrounds and we value the cultural diversity this brings to our organisation.
We are passionate about playing our role in ensuring our children and young people grow up in an inclusive society which respects and values everyone.
We understand that Black lives matter, and that particular focus is needed to ensure all of our children have the same life chances.
At Fostering People, we do everything we can to ensure that we are not just inclusive, but pro-active in challenging racism whenever we encounter it.
You can be assured that when fostering with Fostering People, your ethnicity, culture and faith will be respected and valued.
Faith and religion
At Fostering People, we are not a faith-based fostering service, although there are fostering agencies that are.
However, we are an inclusive organisation and we have many fostering families that do practice their religion and we are welcoming and respectful of all faiths including Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Sikh.
At Fostering People, we celebrate traditional Christian holidays such as Easter and Christmas in our events and our regional teams will organise other events around other key religious celebrations if our fostering families request this.
If you are a person of faith, regardless of your religion, you can be assured that within Fostering People your faith will be treated with respect and valued.
Many people believe they can't become foster parents because of their circumstances.
We address some of the common myths below.
We have been recruiting lesbian and gay foster parents for many years and have a growing number of wonderful foster families who are caring for children of all ages.Read More
Single and fostering
Our warm welcome is extended to single foster parents, as well as couples. In fact, a third of all our foster parents are single so you won’t be alone.Read More
Can I foster if I'm single?
Yes, you don’t have to be in a relationship to foster. Our foster parents can be single, married, cohabiting or in a civil partnership. In fact, almost 28% of our foster parents are single.
Do I need to own my own home to foster?
No you don't. If you rent either via a private landlord, housing association or council, we will contact them early in the assessment to ensure they our happy with their property being used for fostering. It is advisable to talk to your landlord about your wish to foster.
I'm a smoker, can I still become a foster parent?
Yes, although you won’t be able to foster any children under the age of five. As a foster parent, you’ll be setting a strong example, so we’ll ask that you avoid smoking in front of the children in your care and never in your home or car.