Fostering in Cardiff

Foster care in Cardiff

Could you transform the life of a young person in Cardiff?

Our team in Cardiff are always on the lookout for new foster carers, who can open their homes to children and teenagers from all walks of life who need that support and love that every young person deserves.

As the largest city in Wales, Cardiff is one of our central operating locations in the country. Bordered by the entrance to the River Severn, with Cardiff Docks one of the industrial points in Wales, Cardiff is the epitome of rural life meeting city centre industry – presenting children and young people with endless opportunities to expand their minds and explore different ways of living.

And what better way to give children that introduction to new life and new opportunity, than by placing them with a foster carer in Cardiff?

With close proximity to the surrounding farmland and rural landscape of Wales, Cardiff is a hub of activity and energy. It is home to a total of 98 primary schools and 19 secondary schools, boasting a variety of specialisms which allow children from all backgrounds to find their place and secure their future in the Welsh education system.

Becoming a foster carer in Cardiff enables you to give a young person the support and guidance they need to embrace the opportunities you can give them – allowing them to feel safe, welcome, and loved. For so many children, this basic aspect of family life is something they have never experienced before, and we want to change that.

In March 2021 there were approximately 5,070 children living in foster care, with 3,800 foster families in Wales. While this demonstrates the warm and open spirit of the Welsh population, it is simply not enough. Children out there need people like you, to open your home and tell them that they belong.

Could you transform the life of a child or teenager, and join us as we seek to make Cardiff a hub of safe foster placements for children of all ages and from all walks of life?

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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Where to find us:

Cardiff

12 Lambourne Crescent

Cardiff Business Park

Llanishen

Cardiff

CF14 5GF

This is Mo and Johanna’s story.


Signing up to become a foster carer first appealed to Mo when her husband passed away suddenly, and her house felt empty and quiet. Speaking to a friend who was already a registered foster carer, Mo decided to sign up and was quickly given short term care of a 6 month old baby – Johanna.


Despite originally thinking the placement would be short term, a maximum of 6 months, Johanna and her birth mother stayed with Mo until Jo was 9 years old.

It has now been 22 years since Mo first became a foster carer, with Johanna the first in a line of 20 children whom Mo has now cared for and made feel welcome in her home. But while foster caring is now second nature to Mo, she works hard to make sure every child is treated like the first and feels welcome and special in her care.

“Take each day as it comes. Expect nothing from the children and be grateful if you get something. It is not easy. Every child is different.”

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