Fostering in Newport

Foster care in Newport

Could you help us transform the lives of foster children in Newport?

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

Just 12 miles Northeast of Cardiff lies the Newport area: a large port city which is situated on the River Usk and was once the centre of Wales’s coal industry before Cardiff was established as an industrial hub in the 1800s. As well as boasting a built up and industrial city core, Newport benefits from rural surroundings and ornate Welsh villages – many of which hold great archaeological importance. What this means is that not only is Newport a great place to live and work – it also presents an array of potential lifestyle choices for young people.

As with any location, education is one of the most important things to consider for parents and foster parents alike. Newport is home to a total of 44 primary schools and 10 secondary schools, in addition to 2 special schools which focus on supporting children who have learning difficulties or who are vastly behind in their education.

With a slower pace of life compared with some of the larger cities in Wales, Newport is an incredible place in which to offer support, guidance, and a loving home to children of all ages who have faced a challenging start to life.

Becoming a foster carer in Newport enables you to give a young person opportunities they might otherwise never receive – allowing them to feel safe, welcome, and loved. For so many children, this most basic concept of a stable family home is something they have never experienced before, but which you can help us to achieve by becoming a foster carer.

In March 2021 there were approximately 5,070 children living in foster care, with 3,800 foster families in Wales. No matter what we do, the number of children needing foster care is growing at a consistent rate – so much so that the families we already work with are 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, with the ongoing support and aid of the Calon Cymru Fostering team?

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 Newport

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:

12 Lambourne Crescent

Cardiff Business Park



CF14 5GF

This is Andy and Michelle’s story.

Andy and Michelle have been fostering with Calon Cymru Fostering for upwards of 20 years, having first decided to join our family as a result of speaking to their own family members who were fostering at the time. The challenges were something apparent yet appealing from day one, with Michelle saying that the achievements children make is the most rewarding thing about the process.

From the small steps to the biggest goals, every achievement is notable and important – with the couple revelling in those times where previous foster children come back to visit and tell the couple about their new lives. We’re even known as ‘Nan’ and ‘Pops’ to the children of one of our previous foster children.

“Calon Cymru Fostering is an amazing team with a lot of support. We have the same challenges and the same goals, and that’s important.”

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