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Celebrating all things foster care this May

Foster Care Fortnight takes places from 10-23 May 2021. The theme this year is #WhyWeCare, encouraging people involved in fostering to tell everyone what makes them want to help children and young people.​

St Christopher’s runs two fostering services, one in the Eastern Region and one in the West Midlands. Between the regions there are 54 foster families caring for 70 children and young people.

Could you be a foster carer?

St Christopher’s is looking for people who want to create brighter futures for children and young people through fostering. We are a registered charity, which means we can put the needs of young people at the heart of all of our work.

When you are a foster carer, a young person moves into your home with you. You look after them just as you would with your own child, helping them with education, friendships and enjoying their childhood.

There is no one-size-fits-all foster carer – St Christopher’s welcomes applicants from all backgrounds with all different life experiences, as long as you can meet these requirements to foster:

  • To live in the West Midlands or the East of England
  • One or more spare bedrooms;
  • Capacity to travel (e.g. a driving licence or willingness to use public transport);
  • Some experience with children and young people;
  • And the time, commitment and energy to make a difference to a child’s life.

Learn more about fostering

Sign up to a free online drop-in session, where you can find out what it’s really like to foster from current Foster Carers.

Visit our YouTube channel to watch videos about fostering or read stories from our foster carers on our website.

Request a call back today or call 0800 234 6282 to speak to a member of our team. Even if you are at the early stages of considering fostering and just want to ask some questions, we are happy to help.