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Fosterline is free, confidential, impartial and supportive for you as a foster carer, or if you are thinking of becoming a foster carer.

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Find out how we can help you with your fostering question by getting in touch with us:

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What to do if you are worried about a child

If you believe a child is currently placed in a vulnerable position and/or may be suffering neglect or abuse, it can be difficult to know what to do.

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Foster carers are needed from all ethnic origins with varying faiths, cultures and languages, especially for sibling groups, teenagers, children from black and minority ethnic groups, children with disabilities and asylum seeking children. Help make a difference by supporting our #OneMoreHome campaign.

Can you foster? Take our quiz to see if you fit the criteria to foster children and young people. If you are inspired to become a foster carer, here is what you can expect in 8 steps to fostering.

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News You Need To Know

Celebrating Diwali

This year Diwali falls on 19 October and will continue for five days until 21st October.  Many communities within the UK will celebrate this time…

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Ninety children taken into care each day, figures show

Ninety children are being taken into care every day in England and Wales and it’s claimed social workers are “firefighting” the most serious cases late…

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Children in care numbers rise at fastest rate in five years

The number of children in care has risen at its fastest rate in five years while the number of children being adopted continues to fall,…

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Do you think that Fosterline has impact?

If you think that our helpline for current and prospective foster carers in England has impact, then please nominate us for a Helpline award. Run…

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