Welcome to Fostering Devon

**We desperately need more Family Care Workers for young people with challenging and complex behaviour.**

Do you have the dedication to make vulnerable young lives better, and a spare room?

Why not make a career with Fostering Devon? We are recruiting new carers with safe and stable homes to provide for children and young people in Devon who can’t live with their birth families.

If you like working with children it’s ideal. You can work from home and make a massive change to a child’s life. It’s a big decision for any family to take but the rewards are definitely worth it.

If you’re optimistic, energetic, a good listener and love the pace of a hectic and full life, then you could be just the person we are looking for to join our team of exceptional local carers.

Why foster with Fostering Devon?

Fostering is a rewarding and recognised profession. Our carers deliver the highest standards of care to some of Devon’s most vulnerable children, and benefit from specially tailored practical, emotional and financial support from our staff.

We alone are ultimately responsible for the 700 plus children in care in Devon, so why foster with anyone else?

As part of Devon County Council, we operate strictly as a not-for-profit service, keeping Devon’s children at the very heart of everything we do. Sometimes, due to a shortage of carers, we have to place children with private fostering agencies. This is costly and means that we have less money to spend on the children that need it most. More importantly, there is no evidence that care provided by these independent agencies is better than that provided by our carers.

Helping ordinary people do extraordinary things.


What's new?

New foster carer rates

Fostering Devon has announced new allowance rates for carers which can be as much as £530.95* per week. Continue reading

New Training Flat

Care leavers in Devon can now try out their independence skills in a new flat in Newton Abbot. The training flat is available for young people aged 16+ who are living in foster care or supportive lodgings and want to … Continue reading

New carers needed

Fostering Devon is actively recruiting mainstream carers for children and young people aged 7 and over. If you have been thinking about a change of career and enjoy working with children, then fostering may be the most rewarding job you’ll … Continue reading

Fostering couple have no plans to retire despite 55 years service

New Years Honours recipients, John and Mary Richardson from Exmouth, have no plans to retire from Fostering Devon, despite fostering for nearly 55 years Continue reading