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.

We have two events planned in National Foster Care Fortnight:

Tuesday 13 May: 7-9pm at Holiday Inn Express in Taunton.

Tuesday 20 May: 7-9pm at Westlands Leisure Complex, Wessex Suite, Yeovil.

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

Get in the frame for fostering. We are out and about around Somerset for Foster Care Fortnight 2013 encouraging people to 'Get in the frame' to support fostering. View the photos of the nice people who got involved... View the Photos

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