Fostering Support

Fostering is a hugely rewarding but sometimes challenging role. As a TACT foster carer you can be reassured that you will receive outstanding local fostering support every step of the way.

As the UK’s largest dedicated fostering charity, we have over 25 years’ experience of providing fostering support to our foster carers. We have a network of social workers and support staff across England, Scotland and Wales that ensures you have access to local support whenever you need it, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

That is just one of the reasons that 98% of our carers would recommend us to others thinking of fostering.

Support For Our Foster Carers

  • Local support and advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Your own designated Supervising Social Worker to support you in your fostering role
  • Regular meetings with your Supervising Social Worker
  • Competitive fostering allowance to help financially with caring for a child or young person
  • Specialist support for birth children and foster children from Children & Young People Well-being Practitioners and Engagement & Activity Practitioners.
  • The opportunity to attend regular support groups and meetings with other foster carers
  • Access to TACT’s foster carer portal which hosts a variety of resources to support you in your fostering role
  • Access to a comprehensive training and professional development programme
  • A national network of foster carers offering peer support
  • Regular events for children and young people in care
  • You’ll be supporting and have involvement with campaigning to improve policy affecting children in care across the UK. Read more about how we advocate for children on our Reinvesting To Change Children’s Lives page.
  • All surplus income being reinvested into innovative support services for you and the children that you care for, such as our TACT Connect community, Education Service and Health Service. Read our Reinvesting To Change Children’s Lives page for more details.

Read Helen's blog here

“TACT provide exceptional support and make us feel valued. We have tried different fostering agencies, but in the end chose to foster through TACT because they provide an exceptional support network and make us feel valued as foster carers.”