There are lots of reasons why people think they can’t foster, but the truth is most people can!

You can foster if you are single, married or living with your partner.

You can foster if you identify as straight, gay, lesbian, transgender or questioning.

You can foster regardless of your age, as long as you are active and healthy enough to care for children and are over 21 years old.

What matters most is that you can listen, care and provide vulnerable young people with love, affection and support when they need it the most.

When asked what skills make a good foster carer our young people said:

You can find more questions and answers about who can foster on our Frequently Asked Questions page.