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We offer independent, impartial support and advice to foster carers across the UK.

Our aim is to make a real difference to the lives of foster carers which, in turn, helps them make an even bigger difference to the lives of the children in their care.

Already fostering?

Become a member of FosterTalk for just £44 a year and receive a wealth of benefits including:

  • Legal support and insurance
  • Fostering, counselling and medical helplines
  • Personal finance and tax advice
  • Education advice
  • A quarterly fostering magazine
  • Hundreds of discounts on high street shopping and family days out.

We work with foster carers, social workers and fostering experts to develop our services. So when you join us, you know you’ll get the support you need to make the most of your fostering journey.

Interested in joining FosterTalk? Find out more about becoming a member here.

Thinking about fostering?

If you’re interested in becoming a foster carer but haven’t yet started your fostering journey, we can still help.

Fosterline is a free, confidential helpline offering advice on fostering issues, which includes answering questions from potential carers.

Would you like to know what fostering involves, how long it takes to become a carer or what training and support you’ll receive? We can help. Simply call Fosterline on 0800 040 7675 from 9am-5 pm, Monday to Friday.

Calling outside of office hours? Leave a message and an advisor will call you back the next working day. For more information on Fosterline, please visit

Fosterline is delivered by FosterTalk, and is funded by Department for Education