Kindercare Fostering NI is a not for profit independent fostering agency that provides specialist fostering services to all five Health and Social Care Trusts throughout Northern Ireland. We seek to provide a safe and caring environment in which vulnerable children and young people can live happily and grow to their full potential. We work with over 85 foster carers and over 140 children.
We work in partnership with local Trusts to find the right caring solutions for children and young people – many of whom are difficult to place. Our service includes short or long term fostering, bridging and respite care, parent and baby placements, sibling group placements and emergency placements.
We have built a reputation on being a small team with a family ethos. As we expands, we are committed to maintaining this. One of the ways we do so is by ensuring that each member of the team knows all of our foster carers and their families very well. In this way, if foster carers need support, they can always talk to someone who knows them and their family.
The NI Team recruits foster carers in Northern Ireland to place children throughout the province, but can also accept referrals from, or place, children in other parts of the UK and Ireland. Our aim is to provide the highest quality care to our children and support to our foster carers, by providing a professional, supportive and engaged service. We are committed to going above and beyond to ensure that we are so much more than just a fostering agency!
It is also important to recruit people with the same vision and values as us. Each member of our team is passionate about what they do and is dedicated to following things through to a successful conclusion, even outside normal working hours. Ensuring that they do what is in the children’s best interest is paramount and our staff are committed to working as a team to get the best outcomes.
Here at Kindercare Fostering, we are always looking for new foster carers to join our team, so if you’re interested in becoming a foster carer, it would be our pleasure to talk to you and tell you more about what’s involved. If you would like to know more, visit our contact page and complete the enquiry form, email us or, call on 028 90 020 247.
In Northern Ireland alone, 2 children come into our care every single day.
With the current economic uncertainty growing daily, a shortage of foster carers means that children are being moved away from communities and separated from siblings.
We need foster carers now more than ever.
Each of us can play a part in changing a young person’s life, one small step at a time.
One fantastic thing about fostering for Kindercare is that people of all ages, cultures and beliefs can get involved. You don’t need any qualifications and can choose which placements fit your lifestyle.
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Where we're based
Our offices are based in Belfast, however, Kindercare Fostering covers all of Northern Ireland. We have foster carers in all 5 Trust areas, and we are currently recruiting for new foster carers in all 5 trust areas. Come and visit us at our offices: Kindercare Fostering Northern Ireland, Unit 24, 40 Montgomery Road, Belfast, BT6 9HL
Kindercare is an amazing agency who promote, enable and support to bring the best out in their carers. Nothing is too small or too big for any of the social workers to deal with, every child matters whether it be looked after children or birth children.
At Kindercare we are part of a big family where everyone is set up to succeed.