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If you’re already a foster carer and want to transfer to Bedford Borough Council, then please get in touch. three boys

We aim to make your transfer as smooth as possible.

Why transfer to us?

  • All children needing foster families are under the care of the local authority
  • We will always place our children with Bedford Borough Foster Carers first, before asking foster carers from other agencies
  • You're more likely to have children placed with you than when you are with an independent agency
  • Our children need may need short or long term care
  • Our fostering service is a non-profit organisation and our financial resources are put directly into supporting Bedford Borough children
  • Training will take place within Bedfordshire
  • Children will usually attend local schools
  • We have a supportive network of existing foster carers
  • You can transfer to us with a child in placement
  • We make sure you are fully supported as a foster carer 
  • We offer a generous financial support package

Get in touch to find out more via our fostering enquiry form.

Alternatively, phone us on 01234 718718 or email adoptionandfostering@bedford.gov.uk.

Download the fostering information pack (PDF).