Becoming a Foster Carer

Fostering children could be the most rewarding decision you make this year, and TACT need new foster families more than ever before. Start your journey to becoming a foster carer by completing our online enquiry form or by calling 0330 123 2250.

Enquire today about becoming a foster carer

Can I foster? Find out if fostering children is something you can do

Our foster carers come from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures and ethnic groups. We believe the most important criteria for becoming a foster carer is your ability to listen and empathise and to provide a safe, stable and loving home for the children you care for.

To be able to start your journey with TACT, we do ask that you meet the following criteria:

  • You must be over 21 years old
  • You must have a spare bedroom
  • You must have the time and availability to dedicate yourself to caring for children

Learn more here about whether or not you can foster

Why foster with TACT?

Here at TACT we go above and beyond to provide a range of support services for our foster carers and the children they provide care for. Find out about our unique services and how they make a difference to young people’s lives.

Find out about our foster carer allowance

Once you are approved as foster carer and begin caring for a young person, you will receive an allowance. The amount you receive will vary based on a number of factors, including the number of children, their age and the complexity of their needs.

Find Your Local Team

We understand how important it is to you to foster with an organisation that is always there for you – you’ll be pleased to know that your local TACT is never far away from where you are and that’s because we want to be there for you whenever you need us. We offer you support and guidance whenever you need it, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.