We know what’s important when it comes to fostering in the West Midlands. That’s why we go the extra mile to ensure our foster parents receive all the training and support they need to help children in their care to thrive, in the heart of their own communities.
Across the West Midlands over 9,500 children are in foster care. We need foster parents in the region who can care for children of all ages, but especially for children over the age of 10.
We often receive referrals for children from a range of ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds. We need foster parents from a range of backgrounds to meet the needs of our children and young people.
Fostering People are rated as Outstanding by Ofsted, across all areas of our service and have been since 2013, making us one of the very best independent agencies that you can trust to provide you with the very best support around alongside with our therapeutic approach.
Foster parent satisfaction
Foster parents would recommend
Support every day of the year
Becoming a foster parent in the West Midlands, you’ll be a member of a close-knit, diverse team, which offers fantastic staff and placement stability.
As a member of the West Midlands team, you’ll have access to monthly foster parent support groups, reflective therapeutic groups as well as a range of family events such as visits to Drayton Manor, Warwick Castle, Twycross Zoo, and Birmingham Sea Life Centre.
Benefits of working with Fostering People
Foster care is a great direction to take in your life. Our foster parents see it as a rewarding role that allows them to help young people develop and grow while earning a generous allowance.
Providing excellent support to our foster parents is what Fostering People is all about. Our support has an outstanding reputation and is highly accredited.
Latest Ofsted report
We've are proud to have been rated as 'Outstanding' across all areas of our organisation since 2013!
Statement of purpose
Our Statement of purpose explains everything we do as an organisation and updated annually or after any significant change within Fostering People.
Mel and Kevin's fostering story
September 17 2020
Mel and Kevin give us an insight on taking up 2 separate fostering placements. A 16 year old female and 12 year old boy, with both of them being in care for totally different reasons.
Sumera's fostering story
September 17 2020
Read about Sumera's fostering story on how with support and guidance by her social worker and the team at Fostering People, helped her settle in quite easily as a foster parent.
of our West Midlands foster parents feel that they are always able to get hold of their supervising social worker.
of our West Midlands foster parents are very satisfied with the support they receive from Fostering People.
of our West Midlands foster parents feel that their achievements are acknowledge.
I've worked for Fostering People since 2011. Before I came to work at Fostering People I worked in a local authority child protection team.
We have fantastic foster families at Fostering People who provide exceptional care. It’s a pleasure to be working with such inspirational people, who work so hard to make a real difference to the children they care for.
Meet the team
Recruitment and Enquiry Officer
Senior Supervising Social Worker
Senior Supervising Social Worker
“Always there no matter what.”
If you’re interested in becoming a foster parent and would like to learn more, then we’d love to hear from you.
Simply fill in the form below and one of our friendly team will be in touch.
Fostering People Celebrates a forth 'Outstanding' Ofsted Result
September 1 2023
Fostering People has once again been rated as an Outstanding fostering provider in all areas for a forth time, meaning Fostering People has been delivering consistently high quality support to foster parents and children for over a decade.
Kate Ferdinand interviews Fostering People foster parent Caz
February 17 2023
Kate Ferdinand talks about blended families with one of Fostering People's foster parents Caz and Britney who she fostered.
Fostering People Scotland rated as 'Very Good' by Care Inspectorate in their latest inspection.
February 6 2023
The Care Inspectorate have awarded Fostering People a 'Very Good' rating in their latest inspection, saying “Children and young people experienced warm, compassionate care from caregivers who were dedicated to ensuring that they were safe, valued, and respected within their family and community.”
Language that cares
July 26 2022
At Fostering People we have launched our Language that Cares Charter in consultation with children and young people to help ensure that we all use language which is more positive and more importantly sanctions by our children and young people.
A fond farewell to Margi
June 16 2022
Margi started with Fostering People in our beginning back in 2000. Over the last two decades Margi has been instrumental in the development of Fostering People, but today we came together to say farewell.