Real people wanted.

Welcome to Fostering with Somerset County Council

There are many reasons to apply to be a foster carer – but the best one of all is that you can make a real difference to children who really need your help. Fostering is rewarding, positive and gives a huge sense of achievement. This website gives you all the information you need to help you become a foster carer. We're looking for real people, from all sorts of backgrounds and experience.

By becoming a foster carer you will have a huge impact on a child's life, giving them a caring and safe environment to stay in during times when their own family is unable to look after them. Many children return to their parents after their placements, leaving foster carers with a real achievement having provided care when it was most needed and helping reunite the family. It is a fantastic job.


The next event is on:

Saturday 29 November 10am-12noon at Somerset Skills and learning Centre, Minehead.

Monday 12 January 7-9pm at Pawlett Village Hall near Highbridge

****Films of Foster Carers****
Some of our foster carers have committed their inspirational stories to film to help raise the profile of their role during Foster Care Fortnight (12-13 May). You can watch the short films here: . More films will be added throughout the Fortnight.

Here is Paula's film, she has been fostering with her husband Alan for six years:



This website is your first step to finding out about fostering. If you have any questions please get in touch by calling freephone 0800 587 9900 or email us at

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