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We view all of our foster carers as part of the team looking after the child or young person placed with us. Foster carers have fed back that they feel fully involved in decision making about the child or the young person in their care. This is especially important when considering who they are going to look after.

Parent & child placements

Our Bristol foster carers who provide Parent and child assessment placements met for their specialist support group earlier this week. In this forum the foster carers are able to share their [...]

Many Congratulations…

We are delighted to send all of our very best wishes to our SSW in Bristol, Estelle, and her partner James on the arrival of their first baby. George has arrived at a very healthy 8lb 3oz and we [...]

Out and about in Bristol

The team from the Bristol office have been pounding the streets of Bristol providing residents of the area with news and information about becoming a foster carer. What is involved? What does it [...]

Safer Carer Training

Our Foster Carers recently attended Safer caring training – this is a mandatory training course for carers needing to update every three years. We had a large group of experienced carers who [...]

A massive thank you …

To you all of our carers and staff who do a wonderful job supporting each other and our young people. At the end of Foster Care Fortnight we reflect on all the achievements that our young people [...]

Well done Jim

Bristol Office Manager Jim showing his support for the Fostering Foundation during Foster Carer Fortnight as he crosses the finishing line at Chippenham Parkrun last Saturday. Why not find your [...]

PACE Training Update

Pace Training led by Andrew Lister gave carers an opportunity to look at how to use PACE effectively when looking after their children and young people. We looked at what PACE stands for and [...]

Bristol panto

Probably one of the best amateur panto’s locally (oh no it wasn’t, oh yes it was).  Our very own Sue Maggs stole the show with her portrayal of fairy fuschia.  Staff, carers and young people [...]

Merry Christmas

A very Merry Christmas to all of our staff, foster carers, young people and supporters. You make such a difference and we are so proud of what you do. Wishing you all a Happy 2018.    

Spooktacular fun

The Bristol team met with their carers and children, to eat, drink and be scary at their Halloween party. Vampires, witches and skeletons bobbed for apples, carved pumpkins, decorated [...]

Bristol Summer Fete

The Bristol office held a summer fete for our carer families. The event was well attended and lots of fun was had by all. There were lots of activities on offer including bouncy castle, hoopla, [...]

Bristol Summer Fete

On Saturday 8th July the Bristol team hosted the Summer Fete for the region. carers and young people had a great time and there was plenty of cake, bbq food and activities for everyone to enjoy. [...]

Kidz Group

The Bristol Kidz group met up yesterday (24th July) at Avon Valley Country Park in Keynsham. The weather stayed sunny so we enjoyed the pig racing, met lots of animals, drove go-karts, and [...]

Armed Forces Day

On Saturday members of the Bristol team, including Louis the boxer, were in Page Park, Staple Hill, Bristol to help celebrate Armed Forces Day. Thank you to everyone who came by and said hello.  

Foster Bake, Bristol

Yesterday the Bristol team held their Foster Bake event to celebrate and raise awareness of Foster Care Fortnight. The team had a stall at Trowbridge Park from 10am – 2pm and gave away a [...]

Easter Egg Hunt

The carers and young people in the Bristol region held their Easter Egg hunt last week. Everyone had a lovely time in the sunshine and there was quite a bumper catch of eggs. Thank you to [...]


The Fostering Foundation Bristol have started preparing for Christmas.     Bristol carers had their annual Christmas get together. Thank you to all those who attended.   The [...]


October is the month that we acknowledge the vital contribution made by sons and daughters of foster carers. We would like to say a big thank you to all you sons and daughters, we appreciate all [...]


Well done to Jim Willis who completed the 399th marathon out of 401 alongside Ben Smith on Monday 3rd October.  Ben himself completed his final marathon yesterday. If you would like to support [...]


Jim Willis from the Bristol Office took part in  the Topsham to Turf Ferryman’s swim. This is Jim after completing the 1 1/2 mile swim which is an annual event raising money for charity.  

A Fond Farewell

Carers Jacqui and David Naish, along with Debbie Welsford, said a fond farewell to June Ford, who has been the social worker for the young person in their care, for the last 11 years!!  We shall [...]

Bristol Recruitment

The Bristol branch could not decide which Armed Forces Event to attend Trowbridge or Kingswood Bristol.  The result was that they attended both! Debbie, Mandy and JimR manned the Trowbridge stall [...]

Summer BBQ 2016

For the first year in a long time the sun shone on our Summer BBQ, the gazebo almost blew away, but the sun shone. We had experienced chefs who had a way of instilling confidence in the quality [...]

Ultra Marathon Success

Jim Willis from the Bristol office completed an ultra marathon which turned out to be a 45 mile run from Bristol to Stroud  on 2nd May. Jim was raising funds for the Who Cares? Trust and raised [...]


All young people will be receiving their personalised Easter Egg this week.  The Bristol team are hoping they leave the office soon as they are struggling not to eat them.  

Bristol Christmas Party

The family Christmas Party was full of fun.  There was dancing amongst the bubbles and a spectacular limbo competition (thanks to Stuart the DJ).  At one point children, carers and staff could be [...]

Bristol Autumn Party

Bristol held its first ever Autumn Party.  There were tables with different activities to entertain all, followed by pizza and cookies.  To finish off there was pass the parcel and the grand [...]

Summer Activities

Lots of our young people have taken part in summer holiday activities such as: Drama summer school National citizenship award Summer sport and football Army cadet camps Holidays in Britain and [...]


After many years of wet family fun days the sun shone for us this year.  The food was up to its usual 5 star quality, cooked by only the finest chefs.  We all enjoyed the surf simulator, boules, [...]

Bristol Summer BBQ

We are all looking forward to welcoming carers, children and families to our summer BBQ tomorrow 13th June 2015. The fun begins at 12.30 and ends at 4 pm in Wellow Village Hall BA2 8QA. Below is [...]

Weekly roundup – Bristol

Jim Rudge is taking part in the Bristol 10k this Sunday.  Look out for him if you are supporting this event (he will be the one in a Fostering Foundation T-Shirt). The Trowbridge support group on [...]

North Somerset Show

The Fostering Foundation have a stall at the North Somerset Show on bank holiday Monday 4th May. Why not come on down and find out more about fostering and see all the show has to offer. Two of [...]

Bristol’s running Jims

Jim Willis completed the Bath Beat Marathon on Saturday 11 April, orienteering through the countryside and to woods, hills and river valleys using a variety of terrain including public footpaths, [...]

Paultons Park

The weather was sunny and warm as a coach load of foster parents, children and young people from The Fostering Foundation Bristol headed down to Paulton’s Park on 9th April. There was something [...]

Have any questions about fostering?

The Fostering Foundation carries out statutory checks on all foster carers to make sure that only suitable people can become foster carers which include DBS check, local authority checks, health and medical checks, and references.

Once approved as a foster carer we provide you with high quality training programmes to develop your skills as a foster carer. These courses include First Aid, Skills to Foster and Child Protection.

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