About Fosterline

Fosterline is funded by the Department for Education and delivered by FosterTalk.

Fosterline provides confidential, impartial, advice information and signposting on the broad range of issues of concern to foster carers and those interested in fostering, in order to support them in their role, aid retention and encourage recruitment of foster carers.

Fosterline advisors respond to enquiries by telephone, email and on the Fosterline Online Forum, on Monday to Friday between 9 am to 5 pm.

Fosterline – Your views matter!

Fosterline is your fostering advice service. FosterTalk is a leading provider of foster care support services and was commissioned by the Department for Education to deliver Fosterline helpline and website in June 2013. We are keen to collect your views on Fosterline to ensure the service remains a valuable resource for foster carers and anyone interested in becoming a foster carer.

We invite you to take part in a short survey which will take less than 5 minutes to complete. To complete please click here

If you prefer, we will be happy to telephone you to talk about the service or alternatively you can email your views to enquiries@fosterline.info

Quarterly Newsletter

Fosterline’s quarterly newsletter is called Fosterline Lowdown, you can read the editions below:


Summer 2019

Spring 2019

Winter 2018


Spring 2018

Winter 2017

Autumn 2017

Spring 2017

Winter 2016

Autumn 2016 

Summer 2016

Spring 2016
Summer 2015

Winter 2015

The newsletter is targeted at current and prospective foster carers. If you would like to receive our newsletter for free please email: steve@fostertalk.org


Need Help or Advice???

Our trained advisors are available weekdays 09:00 to 17:00

Please leave a message click here 

Alternatively leave a voice mail on

0800 040 7675

We will contact you the next working day without fail

Evening advisors are available every 2nd Wednesday of each month between 19:00 to 21:00

Request a call back