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Welcome to Fostering Devon

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

We need more foster carers across Devon for the 800+ children in our care. We are particularly keen to hear from people with the knowledge and skills to care for teenagers and young people with complex and challenging needs.

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

Already a Fostering Devon carer? The latest information and resources are here to help you.

Fostering for another agency? We welcome transfers, find out more here.

What's new?

Devon calls for more child and parent foster carers

There’s a shortage of specialist ‘child and parent’ foster carers in Devon, working alongside birth parents to help them develop their parenting skills and keeping them together as a family. The first few months of parenthood are a crucial time, … Continue reading

Celebrating kinship carers across Devon

Kinship Care Week is running from 5 to 11 October 2021, and is our chance to celebrate kinship families and raise awareness of the role of kinship carers. Kinship care is when a child lives full-time or most of the … Continue reading

Fostered children lend their voice to new recruitment campaign

Devon County Council has produced three animations using the real voices of young people who now live in foster care. It's the first time real voices of fostered teens have been used to help promote their fostering service. Continue reading

Do you have what it takes to foster a teenager?

Fostering a teenager is one of the most rewarding and challenging roles you may ever take on. Devon currently needs more foster carers for children aged 11+ across the county, but especially in the Exeter area. Continue reading