Welcome to Fostering Devon

Do you have the dedication to make vulnerable young lives better, and a spare room? Have you considered a career with us?

We need more foster carers across Devon for 0 – 18 year olds. We are particularly keen to hear from people with the knowledge and skills to provide for teenagers and young people with complex and challenging needs.

If you have the relevant skills this could extend to Child and Parent fostering or Youth Justice fostering. We are also looking for DYPAS carers who can provide a safe and nurturing environment for 16 and 17 years olds who need to develop independent living skills.

All our foster carers receive exceptional support and training as well as competitive rates of pay. Fostering is a big commitment for any household to make, but we’re confident that you’ll find that the rewards are definitely worth it. If you think you have the skills and compassion needed, please do get in touch for an informal, in confidence chat.

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What's new?

How are we performing for our children in care?

The Leading Improvements for Looked After Children (LILAC) inspection team will soon be back to re-assess our practice. This inspection is an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to making constant improvements in how we work with our children and young … Continue reading

Devon’s doing its bit in Government resettlement programmes

Devon is doing its bit to help resettle Syrian families and unaccompanied children seeking asylum, according to a report to Devon County Councillors this week Continue reading

Life as a DYPAS foster carer

We need more carers to provide a safe, healthy, nurturing environment for vulnerable young people aged 16+ who need to develop independent living skills so they can work towards ‘going it alone’ as young adults. You can read Lindsay’s story … Continue reading

We need Child and Parent carers now

So, what is Child and Parent fostering? These family-based placements involve placing a baby or child and one or both parents with specialist foster carers. Here they receive the support and guidance they need to start building a day-to-day routine. … Continue reading