Our three locations across the South West make us the ideal partner for you if you are considering fostering in the South West. Our experienced team will help you on each and every step of the fostering journey.
How it all began…
The senior team at The Fostering Foundation have a combined experience of some 80 years within the fostering community. Geoff and Jim founded Fostering Foundation and were soon joined by Nina and Tracy; and Tracy retired in July 2019.
In addition to ensuring all the vitally important, compliance issues are met, they are there to support the teams within the three offices of Tavistock, Tiverton and Bristol. Their wealth of knowledge enables them to assist with any fostering question and also guide social workers and new foster families through any hurdles they might need to overcome.
A message from our Registered Manager:
“I have been in social work since 1986, initially working in child protection within the local authority. In 1995 I took up a post as a Fostering and Adoption Social Worker, and since that time these areas have been my specialism. I have had the opportunity to work at a senior management level with the ability to shape and develop services, which is probably one of the most rewarding aspects of my work.
“I joined the Fostering Foundation in October 2018, having been drawn to its commitment to carer and children’s welfare, stability of long term placements and investment in training and support. Although the Foundation is a relatively small agency it prides itself on the quality of training and development for staff and carers and the positive impact that has on the children we care for.
“Listening to foster carers and the children they care for and including their views and experience in any plans for the Fostering Foundation is for me a crucial element of my role and one that I value a great deal.”
The South West Team
Our Tavistock office looks after our foster families from Truro through to Newquay! If you are seeking to join our fostering families, then the team, led by Claire, will get to know you and help you take each and every step to becoming a foster carer. Supporting you and helping you as you look forward to taking on your first foster placement.
The Wessex Team
Our Tiverton team is ideally placed to help and work with our fostering network across Devon and Somerset including the towns of Exeter, Wellington, Taunton then up to Barnstaple and down to Salcombe! Annette leads the team and is supported by dedicated social workers who are all there to listen and assist you and your family.
The Bristol Team
The location of our Fostering Foundation Bristol office enables our dedicated team to look after an area from Swindon in the East, Shepton Mallet in the South, Weston-super-Mare on the West edge and Stroud up to the North. With a pro-active attitude, the Social Workers, led by Nicola, are on hand as you take on your first, second or tenth placement with the Fostering Foundation.