About us

Improving futures is at the heart of everything we do.

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Who are Calon Cymru?

Calon Cymru is a specialist fostering agency with over 25 years of experience. Our warm, friendly, skilled team conducts assessments and supports foster carers across South and West Wales.

A great life begins with a stable home, so we strive to make every child feel loved and cared for. You'd be perfect for foster care if you have space in your heart and room in your home.  

At Calon Cymru Fostering, we believe that every child is important and that the needs, well-being and best interests of children and young people are paramount.  

Our history

Founded in 1996, Calon Cymru, formerly Pathway Care Fostering, is one of the leading independent foster agencies in South and West Wales in terms of the number of children and young people we look after, the quality of care we provide, and the service we offer our foster carers. Our foster carers are based within many local authorities across South Wales and West Wales.  

Our reputation

We have an excellent long-standing relationship with our local authority partners and a proven reputation for providing foster child and foster care-focused services. We have a growing presence in South and West Wales, with offices in both Cardiff and Carmarthen. 

What our carers say

We are frequently told that our carers choose us and stay with us because they feel involved in the running of our agency, and we always ensure they have a voice. In addition, our local teams of social workers and support workers provide that we're always there for every one of our carers.   

Our support to you

Our support means that our foster carers can focus on the important bit – providing great foster care to local children and young people looked-after.  

Our well-established, long-standing, locally based teams are committed to providing stable and nurturing homes to children and young people. We provide specialist training and 24/7 support to our exceptional team of foster carers and their families to help encourage positive relationships for vulnerable children and young people in our care.   

From our latest Care Inspectorate Wales report

The well-being of children is clearly central to the ethos and practice of the agency. Children participate in decisions about their care and support, they are able to develop positive relationships with their foster carers and other people who are important to them and are supported to fulfil their potential and achieve positive outcomes. Children live with foster carers who have been safely recruited, and who are suitably supervised, supported and trained in order to provide safe and stable homes for the children they care for. 

You can learn more about us and what we do by reading our Statement of Purpose. 

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A message from Sharon, Calon Cymru Director...

I have been with the agency since 1999. I started as a supervising social worker and had the pleasure of assessing and supporting foster carers. I use that experience in my current role, always remembering the amazing job that foster carers do, but more than that, the difference they make in the lives of children and young people.

I always appreciate their work as it is not always easy, but I know that the positives outweigh the negatives. I have worked for the agency for many years and, in the last 10 years, had the privilege of leading the agency.

People always ask me what makes me want to stay. It is an easy answer...

It is the foster carers and staff I work with. They are like an extended family. More importantly, seeing the difference, we make in the lives of children and young people who need a chance to reach their full potential

Do you think you can change the life of a local vulnerable child or young person?

Get in touch today for a casual, friendly chat with our experienced foster advisors.

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