Fostering - Overview

You can make a real difference to a child in Bedford Borough if you foster.

Fostering is when children who aren’t able to live with their birth families are placed in a safe and loving family home on a temporary basis.

I'm interested in fostering

You'll find out about the types of fostering, what it involves and how to start the assessment process. We offer training, support and a competitive allowance for the child and a fee for you.

I'm interested in fostering

Already a foster carer? Transfer to us  

If you're already a foster carer, find out the benefits in transferring to us at Bedford Borough Council.

Transfer to Bedford Borough Council 

Phone us on 01234 718718 or email

Get in touch to find out more via our online form:

Enquire about fostering 

Download the fostering information pack (PDF).

Fostering statement of purpose 2019-20 (PDF)

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