Foster care in Cardiff

Are you thinking of fostering a child or a young person in Cardiff?

Are you based in the Cardiff area and looking to foster children, or interested in finding out what’s involved in becoming a foster carer? Well look no further, Calon Cymru Fostering is looking for foster carers in Cardiff and the surrounding areas. Calon Cymru Fostering has a well established and long standing team who are committed to providing stable and nurturing homes to children and young people. We are looking for all types of foster carers:

What do we provide?

  • Specialist training provided to carers
  • Long standing staff group, providing a quality service
  • We’re owned by social workers, who are passionate about improving the lives of looked after children, this influences how we are run
  • Foster carer development – we provide the opportunity to become a specialist foster carer and work within one of our specialisms
  • Local office with friendly staff who are focused on achieving the best possible outcomes for children and young people

We understand the support foster carers require, so we treat all foster carers as part of our professional, dedicated team, and we’re there to support the local authorities.

Can I Foster?

All that you need to become a foster carer, on a practical level, is at least one spare bedroom. On an emotional level, your ability to care for and nurture a child is what matters most. We’re not concerned about your age, income or marital status. To qualify for fostering a child in Cardiff, you can be single, cohabiting or married, and be a homeowner or tenant.

By joining the Calon Cymru Fostering team, you will receive all the professional guidance and training you need, from your friendly and supportive local team. We treat all of our carers as individuals and strive to bring out the best in you, through our exceptional levels of support.

In return, you will be very fairly compensated for your time and effort, and you will be directly involved in improving the lives of the children or young people in your care. You will be classed as self-employed so will pay very little tax or NI.

Are you ready to Foster?

If you are thinking about becoming a foster carer, please call us for a friendly no-obligation chat on 029 2081 1173. We will be having a number of fostering events in the Cardiff area soon, where you can meet other foster parents and our fostering advisors. For more information, check out our events page. If you think you are ready to help with any one of our fostering services, simply fill in the form below and one of the team will be in touch as soon as they can.

Enquire today about Fostering in Cardiff

Our experienced fostering advisors are happy to have a no-obligation conversation with you, so you can find out more about becoming a Foster Carer. No hard sell, no pressure, just good advice. Please complete the form below and one of our Cardiff team will respond shortly. To help us with your enquiry, please supply as much information as you can.

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About Cardiff

Cardiff is a vibrant and growing City on the south coast of Wales and has been the capital since 1955. With a population of over 340,000 people, there is something for everyone when it comes to entertainment, eating out, sports, history and culture. Here are a few ideas for days out with your future foster family:

Millenium Stadium Tours

Walk in the footsteps of Ryan Giggs, see where Madonna stood, where Shane Williams laced his boots, and where all the action takes place on event days with a Principality Stadium Tour.

Cardiff Bay Barrage

This is an awesome, free place to explore on foot, or by bike, scooter, skateboard, or roller skates. It’s also buggy-friendly. There’s a bike hire centre near the start, with traditional cycles and pedal carts, which are a great way for families to get about. Find out more about Cardiff Bay barrage.

Victoria Park and Splash Pad

Victoria Park is one of Cardiff’s best-loved parks. It has a great children’s play area, a new children’s splash pad open from late May until early September and a statue of Billy the Seal, one of the parks previous residents!

For more ideas, check out Trip Advisor or Day out with the Kids

Become part of our team

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