Welcome to Hull Fostering
Here you can find information on fostering, the different types of fostering available and the support and financial allowances you will receive when fostering with Hull City Council.
Fostering or Supported Lodgings is looking after a child or young person in your home when they are not able to live at home with their parents.
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 or supported lodgings provider 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.
Eligibility to foster
To be able to foster with us you must -
- be over the age of 21
- have your own home or own tenancy in you or your partner's name
- have a spare bedroom solely available for a foster child to stay in
- not have any convictions against children
- live within approximately 35 miles of Hull
Types of fostering to suit you
We offer an excellent service to our foster carers and supported lodgings providers and we are the largest fostering agency in the local area with hundreds of fostering households across the region.
There are a number of fostering options open to foster carers and from these you can choose which best suits your home, family dynamics and life commitments.
Whether you choose to offer short-term respite care or long-term fostering where a child lives with you as part of your household, find out more -
Support and financial allowances available
As a Foster Carer or Supported Lodgings provider you will receive a weekly financial allowance, continuous support and any training you need.
Some of the reasons why local children and young people need fostering
There are many reasons why we may need to arrange for children and young people to be looked after.
Foster Carer Stories - what it is like being a foster carer or supported lodgings provider
Sometimes the best way to find out if fostering is for you is to hear how other carers have found the fostering assessment process and what its really like to be a carer or provider with us.
Fostering friendly employers
Some employers like us support staff who want to be foster carers, ask your employer what they can do to support you or ask them to get in touch with Hull Fostering about becoming a fostering friendly employer.
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.