Suffolk fostering and adoption service

Visit for information about fostering and adoption with Suffolk County Council.

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Over 700 children are in care in Suffolk, with 400 over the age of 10.

These children are unable to live with their birth parents for a variety of reasons which include neglect, abuse or more simply due to a parent’s ill health. If you're looking for a new challenge, have patience, compassion and have a spare room, you could provide a child with the secure home life they need to thrive and achieve.


Considering fostering or adopting?

Information and support for people considering fostering or adopting is on our website.

You can find video case studies of foster carers and adopters, along with information from members of the fostering and adoption team about caring for Suffolk’s looked after children and the support they can provide you with throughout the process.  

Visit Dreams website for fostering or adopting.


Existing foster carers and adopters

Existing foster carers and adopters can also find information, guidance, news and access to direct support for those already caring below. 

Arrange to be contacted

Contact us on 01473 264800 to speak to a member of the team or email

Corporate parenting

Click here for information about corporate parenting including Suffolk County Council's Sufficiency Strategy.