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Fostering

Find out what Suffolk's Fostering Service can offer you as a foster carer, including financial benefits, support and training.
Why foster with Suffolk?
Find out the benefits you can get when you join Suffolk's fostering service.
How to become a foster carer
Learn more about becoming a foster carer with Suffolk's Fostering Service and find out what qualities you need and don't need.
Can I foster?
There’s no such thing as a typical foster carer. Foster carers come from all walks of life and from a wide range of backgrounds and age groups.
Types of fostering
Discover what type of fostering is right for you, including short term and permanent foster care.
Fees and allowances
Find out what weekly payments and benefits we can offer you as a foster carer.
Real fostering stories
Read real stories from foster carers and fostered children in Suffolk.
Suffolk foster carers and transferring to Suffolk
Find out how to transfer to Suffolk County Council and the benefits you receive as part of our team.
Therapeutic support
Learn about therapeutic support for foster carers who care for children and young people with challenging behaviours.
Our Offer to Suffolk Children in Care
This is our offer and promise to all children in care throughout Suffolk
Wanted: Children who foster!
We are children who foster and we need you!