What is Fostering?

Footprints Foster Care - What is fostering

Fostering is caring for children or young people in your own home while their own parents are unable to look after them. Local authorities have a responsibility to look after children in their area who are in need and see fostering as a good way of meeting children’s needs.

What we offer

Footprints Foster Care - What we offer

We are proud to offer a support service that is personal to you. You will be supported by well qualified, experienced social workers who know you and your family circumstances well. We know fostering can be hard and we feel that it is vital to get the support right.

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About Us

We are a small privately owned independent foster care agency offering a high quality, personalised service to local children.

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Read the latest news and blog articles exploring foster care in greater depth.


Lego, girls and the fight against perfectionism

Footprints Foster Care - Lego, girls and the fight against perfectionism

Did you get caught out by an April Fool? If you did, don’t worry, we’re sure you’re not the only one – and nobody’s perfect. In fact, let’s repeat that – nobody is perfect.


Parent and child fostering - The facts

Footprints Foster Care - Parent and child fostering facts

When deciding on a new chapter of life and a new direction, it is nice to know the ‘ins and outs’ to help us make informed decisions. In this month's article, we will be giving you all the information you need.


Get on the Same Page

Footprints Foster Care - Get on the Same Page

With the return of World Book Day last week, even if you’re still having nightmares about that costume, read on to discover just how books can help you and any children in your care to get on the same page.

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Footprints Foster Care Ltd
Registered Company No 07879639

Longham Business Park
168 Ringwood Road
Dorset BH22 9BU

T: 01202 573408
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