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Hull Fostering

Fostering is looking after a child or young person in your home when they are not able to live at home with their family. There are many reasons why we may need to arrange for children and young people to be looked after.

At the very heart of everything, both our fostering team and our foster carers aim to provide the safest care possible to children and young people.

Being a foster carer is not always easy but it is extremely rewarding. If you decide to foster we will help you through your journey of becoming a foster carer.

Arrow  Request an information pack – If you are thinking about fostering or you feel ready to foster, we encourage you to get in touch with us.
Arrow Who can foster – Anybody aged over 21 can foster. There is no upper age limit.
Arrow Types of fostering – There are different types of foster care depending on the needs of both the child and your family.
Arrow The children who need fostering – Just as foster carers come from all walks of life, so do the children who need fostering. We match children to foster carers who best meet the child’s needs.
Arrow The fostering process – Our step by step guide explains our fostering process, from deciding whether fostering is for you to matching you with a child to foster.
Arrow Support for foster carers – If you decide to become a foster carer, we will fully support you right from the very beginning and throughout your fostering career.
Arrow Support for children in foster care – If you are a foster carer, there is plenty of help and support available to the child or children you are fostering.

The Foster Carer's Charter

We have signed up to the government’s The Foster Carers' Charter as a sign of our commitment to foster carers. We want foster carers to feel valued and respected for the work they do and their commitment to transform a child’s life. If you decide to foster a child from Hull we will help and support you through your journey of becoming a foster carer.

Find out more about the Foster Carer’s Charter (link opens in a new window)

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Statement of purpose

It is a requirement of the National Minimum Standards for Fostering Services and the Fostering Services Regulations that each Fostering Service produces a Statement of Purpose, which includes its aims and objectives. 

This Statement of Purpose sets out what services are provided for children who are placed by the Fostering Service.  It also provides information regarding the principles and standards of care expected of the Fostering Service.

Contact us

Hull fostering
Hull City Council
Kenworthy House
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Tel: 01482 612 800

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