Fostering in Peterborough

Peterborough City Council and TACT have entered into an innovative and ground-breaking partnership that will improve outcomes for children and young people in care and on the edge of care.

The new permanency service began on 1st April 2017 with TACT delivering fostering and adoption services on behalf of Peterborough City Council. The new service will reduce the council’s reliance on higher cost independent fostering and residential placements as well as offering high quality training and support to all foster carers, adopters or relatives looking after children who come into care in Peterborough.

Why foster with TACT Peterborough?

Peterborough’s Childrens Services recently received feedback from their 2018 Ofsted Inspection and are delighted to announce that they have achieved a Good rating from Ofsted. It was extremely pleasing to be acknowledged as offering an exceptionally high quality quality service to children and families in Peterborough, and it was particularly pleasing that the Ofsted report highlighted the relationship between TACT and Peterborough City Council as one of the reasons for their improvement. To read the full Ofsted report, click here.

As the UK’s largest fostering charity working in partnership with Peterborough City Council, we have a network of social workers to ensure that TACT Peterborough carers have access to local support, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

A key aim of the new service is to reduce our reliance on higher cost independent fostering placements, this means that we will ensure that as many children and young people as possible will be placed with TACT Peterborough carers.

Reducing our reliance on higher cost independent fostering placements will provide a significant cost saving to the new service, meaning money can be better invested into providing support to our carers and young people.

As a foster carer for TACT Peterborough you will benefit from:

  • TACT Peterborough carers will always be considered first for every placement
  • Local support and advice, 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • A comprehensive training and development programme
  • Competitive fostering fees and allowances


Further benefits of being a TACT Peterborough carer include:

  • Your own designated Social Worker to support you throughout your fostering journey
  • All our surplus income being invested into support and services for you and the children in you care
  • A local network of foster carers, offering peer support
  • Regular meetings and support groups, giving you the chance to meet other foster carers and share experience
  • 25 years experience providing fostering services
  • Specialist support for birth children and foster children from Children’s Resource Workers

We have staff based in all areas of Peterborough so you can rest assured knowing that wherever you are, we have highly skilled staff ready to support you through your adoption journey. Find out more in our Statement of Purpose.