Hull Fostering

Have you thought about becoming a foster carer? We have different types of fostering to suit you
Fostering is looking after a child or young person in your home when they are not able to live at home with their parents. There are many reasons why we may need to arrange for children and young people to be looked after.

At the very heart of everything, both our fostering team and our foster carers aim to provide the safest care possible to children and young people.

Being a foster carer is not always easy though it is extremely rewarding. If you decide to foster we will help you through your journey of becoming a foster carer.

If you would like to know more about fostering, the fostering process and if it’s right for you, then request an information pack today.

You can foster if you are over the age of 21 (there is no upper age limit) and regardless of your -

  • relationship status
  • race, religion, sexual orientation, gender
  • household income, financial status, employed, unemployed, retired
  • council tenant, private tenant, home owner

To foster you must have your own home or tenancy in you or your partner's name and -

  • have a spare bedroom solely available for a foster child to stay in
  • cannot have any convictions against children
  • need to live within approx. 35 miles of Hull

Types of fostering -

  • mainstream care - where a child would live with you for a short period or an arranged long time including children with special needs or disabilities
  • support care – this is where a child (whose birth family needs support) may come and stay with you for a short period or weekend, sometimes regularly to support parents
  • respite care - carers look after foster children for a few days, weekends or evenings to support the child’s regular main foster carers
  • emergency and remand care – specialist type of fostering

Access more information on emergency car, remand care and children with disabilities 

As a Foster Carer you receive a weekly financial allowance, continuous support and any training you need.

Access further details about support and financial allowances

The Foster Carer's Charter

We have signed up to the government’s Foster Carers' Charter as a sign of our commitment to foster carers. We want foster carers to feel valued and respected for the work they do and their commitment to transform a child’s life. If you decide to foster a child from Hull we will help and support you through your journey of becoming a foster carer.

Find out more about the Foster Carer’s Charter