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Find out what Suffolk's Fostering Service can offer you as a foster carer, including financial benefits, emotional support and training.



Parent and child fostering is being able to offer a placement for the parent and their child. Some young parents and their very young children benefit from living with a foster family together for a short period of time.



Why foster with Suffolk?

Find out the benefits you can get when you join Suffolk's fostering service.

How to become a foster carer

Learn about our process to becoming a foster carer with Suffolk's Fostering Service and find out what qualities you need and don't need.

Therapeutic support

Learn about therapeutic support for foster carers who care for children and young people with challenging behaviours.

Types of fostering

Discover what type of fostering is right for you, including short term and permanent foster care.

Children in foster care

Find out what children and teenagers are in most need of foster carers and see our offer to children in foster care.

Real fostering stories

Read real stories from foster carers and fostered children in Suffolk.

Fees and allowances

Find out what weekly payments and benefits we can offer you as a foster carer.

Suffolk foster carers and transferring to Suffolk

Find out how to transfer to working with Suffolk County Council and the benefits you receive as part of the team.

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Arrange to speak to a foster carer or adoptive parent 

Call us: 01473 264800

Email us: fosterandadopt@suffolk.gov.uk

You can also leave feedback about our website.

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