Why foster with Suffolk?
Fostering is an incredibly rewarding journey. The children in our care need foster parents with aspirations for them and a belief that they can reach their full potential.
We don’t need perfect families, we need real people with real personalities, a sense of fun. We're looking for a passion and an ability to provide children in our care with love, patience and a sense of belonging.
Suffolk County Council’s fostering service is a non-profit organisation and provides exemplary 24/7 support to its carers.
Fostering for your own local authority means you are supporting the children, teenagers and families from your own communities.
You will be part of a whole team of professionals within the service that are working together to provide the best outcomes for our children.
Our fostering offer
When you foster with Suffolk's Fostering Service, you can get:
Suffolk’s therapeutic fostering support
tier level payments
24 hour helpline by fostering staff
a foster career pathway
the same benefits as Suffolk County Council employees
additional leave for Suffolk Council Council staff who are also foster carers
21 days paid respite
support groups in each area, as well as Mockingbird Family Models currently being set up around Suffolk
an assigned social worker
a range of training and development opportunities (PDF, 216KB)
opportunities to be involved with training and supporting other carers
a weekly newsletter
free membership to the Fostering Network
free membership to New Family Social for LGBT foster carers
If you are a foster carer thinking of transferring to Suffolk, read about transferring to Suffolk.
“84% of all foster carers have never considered moving to another agency.”
– Suffolk Foster Carer Survey 2017
Arrange to speak to a foster carer or adoptive parent
Call us: 01473 264800
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You can also leave feedback about our website.
Become a foster carer or adopter
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