Can I foster in Wales?

The first step is to check that you fulfil the basic general fostering requirements:

  • Are you at least 21 years old?
  • Do you have at least one spare bedroom in your home?
  • Are you a full-time resident of the UK, or do you have indefinite leave to remain?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to all three questions, you have fulfilled the initial criteria. We would now like to talk to you further about why you would like to become a foster carer, and ask you some more questions. Please complete our ‘start your fostering journey’ form on this page.

Where are we recruiting foster carers in Wales?

We are recruiting foster carers all across Wales, however there is a particular demand for foster carers in the following areas: Bridgend, Cardiff, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Llandrindod Wells, Llanelli, Neath, Newtown, Port Talbot, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea, Welshpool, and Wrexham.

We would ideally like to hear from people who would like to care for children aged five years and over, sibling groups or children with complex needs.


Why foster with TACT?

Foster carers come to us for many reasons and they stay with us – because we help them do the most rewarding job in the world. Together we transform the lives of children and young people, giving them the chance to lead happy, loving, fulfilled lives.

At TACT we are more than just a fostering agency; as a charity we put our foster carers and the children they care for at the heart of everything that we do.

Choosing to become a foster carer is one of the most rewarding decisions you will ever make, and we will be by your side every step of the way making sure that you feel valued, encouraged and supported – that is why 98% of our foster carers would recommend fostering with TACT.


Fostering Wales: read Marian's blog here

“When young people come back and tell us we were the only ones who ever believed in them, it really puts a lump in our throats.”

“Seeing the difference which a friend of mine was making to a child’s life by fostering really encouraged me to start myself. I’d had some traumatic experiences as a child, which led to me wanting to care for vulnerable children and ensure they didn’t have to go through the same things I did…”