Can I foster?

Qualifying to foster

We welcome foster carers from all walks of life, but there are a few requirements that you’ll need to meet to in order to become a foster carer. If you…

  • Are passionate about making a difference for a child or young person
  • Are over the age of 21
  • have a furnished spare room that is not used by anybody else
  • have the right to live permanently in the UK
  • are committed to undergo training and development
  • have a full UK driving licence and a car

… then you are eligible to apply!

Want to know how long the process to become a foster carer takes? Find out in our step-by-step guide.

Hear from our Fostering Service Manager about fostering with Safehouses

Wayne talks about who can foster with Safehouses, what the journey is like, and the training and support offered.

foster siblings playing together

Could you provide a safe, loving home to a child?

Start your fostering career today, get in touch with us to find out how. We would love to hear from you.