Foster Carer Recruitment

Dear Colleagues

Foster Care Fortnight led by The Fostering Network is the UK’s biggest foster care recruitment campaign and will take place from 16th – 29th May. Fosterline England, the free government funded helpline delivered by FosterTalk is pleased to support this campaign to raise the profile of fostering and recruit more foster carers.

Fosterline England will support you with your recruitment objectives
Fosterline’s free helpline provides foster carers and prospective foster carers with confidential and impartial advice. Please check out our new common myths page on our website and our criteria to foster survey which will help to track the journey of prospective foster carers through the assessment process to help inform policy and legislation for the DfE.

Are your details correct on our website?
We encourage prospective foster carers to look for fostering services in their area, please check here to ensure that your details are correct on our website. If you require any changes please email

Can you help us to help you inform and recruit foster carers?
In the last year we have already provided information to over 5,000 potential foster carers and helped them to find local fostering service providers. We would be grateful if you could please share these recruitment posters (poster 1) (poster 2) with your contacts to help promote fostering as a worthwhile career.

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Fosterline advisers are available Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm on 0800 040 7675 to provide impartial advice and information to anyone who is interested in becoming a foster carer. The Fosterline website also offers a live chat service (10am – 3pm Monday to Friday) and a call back service.


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