Fostering in Wales

Foster care in South and South West Wales

Are you thinking of fostering a child or a young person in South and South West Wales?

From rural hillscapes to vibrant coastal retreats; from farming communities to city centres; from single parent figures to large families; anyone can become a foster carer in Wales.

If you have an open home and an open heart, then yours could be the number we call on to house a foster child or teenager – with Calon Cymru Fostering offering a diverse range of fostering opportunities and types for carers of all lifestyles and backgrounds.

Here at Calon Cymru Fostering, we work with rural and city-based communities across the South of Wales, matching children and young people from all walks of life with the foster carers who are willing and able to care for them.

Armed with the skills and knowledge from our well established and long-standing team, all of our foster carers are fully supported through the process – with 24 hour support available to carers, a specialist training and skills development programme designed by carers for carers, and even a foster carer ‘buddy’ system which matches new carers with experienced foster families.

When you join Calon Cymru Fostering, you aren’t just opening the door to a young person in need – you are starting out on your very own journey which lasts a lifetime.  

If this sounds like something that appeals to you, then we want to hear from you.  

Foster Services in Wales

As a fostering agency in Wales, our job is to find the right home for children and young people who need somewhere safe to stay – whether that’s for one night, one week, one month, or indefinitely.

With a variety of fostering types available through Calon Cymru Fostering, some of the main areas we cover include:

  •       Short-term foster care
  •       Long-term foster care
  •       Fostering siblings
  •       Parent and child fostering
  •       Therapeutically-led placements and specialist fostering
  •       Fostering teenagers
  •       Emergency placements
  •       Care+ (a branch of therapeutic care which specifically focuses on children who have experienced early trauma and neglect)

No matter which service or type of placement journey you are interested in exploring and pursuing, Calon Cymru Fostering will never leave you in the dark – with our training programme complimented by regular community events which bring our family of carers together to learn from and connect with each other.

What are the Benefits of Fostering with Calon Cymru Fostering?

The foster system is more than just a service we provide – it’s a process which matches young people with the carers who are best suited to their lifestyle needs, their background and experiences, and the potential they have.  

With long-standing foster carers and team members who are willing and able to provide as much support as you need on your journey to becoming a foster carer, we provide:

  •       Specialist training
  •       24 hour support, 365 days a year
  •       A focus on care, which starts at the top of our agency and trickles down into every corner of our operating model
  •       Foster carer development, empowering carers to train and become specialist foster carers
  •       Local offices for community support

And you don’t have to take our word for it – with our testimonials page exploring just some of the journeys that families and carers like you have been on, under the guidance and support of Calon Cymru Fostering.

Can I Become a Foster Carer?

Fostering means something different to everyone, from the young people who pass through our agency every day to every one of our foster carers located across rural Wales and within the town and city centres.

With a variety of fostering types available, Calon Cymru Fostering make it easier than ever for you to become the foster carer you dream of being – opening both your heart and your home to children, teenagers, and family units in need of support, love, and a little hope.

To become a foster carer, all you need is a spare bedroom and the space in your life to care for someone who needs you – understanding the challenges but taking care to look for and celebrate the benefits that being a foster carer can bring.

To learn more about the important role our fostering carers play in Wales and to discover how you can engage your life experiences and passions for the benefit of a young person in need, please get in touch with us today.  

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 and Carmarthen areas 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 Wales

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

Llanishen

Cardiff

CF14 5GF

About South & South West Wales

South and South West Wales is full of life, offering a bold collection of sites to see and great activities for families. Having a population of around 2.2 million, almost three-quarters of the whole of Wales, including 400,000 in Cardiff, 250,000 in Swansea and 150,000 in Newport. South Wales extends westwards to include Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.  The Brecon Beacons National Park covers about a third of South Wales, containing Pen y Fan, the highest British mountain south of Cadair Idris in Snowdonia.

Dolaucothi Gold Mines

This National Trust site was once used by the Romans to mine for gold and is the only known Roman gold mine in Britain. Taking a tour with their knowledgeable guides is a great idea for young people. You can also stop for tea and scones!

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.

Chepstow Castle

This castle, on the cliffs of the River Wye, is the oldest surviving post-Roman stone fortification in Britain. There are special events held often in the castle and visitors are now able to walk along the battlements and into Martens Tower.

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