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In the spotlight

We're actively recruiting residents and transfers who can offer security and a welcoming home to our children and young people in care.

You can foster, regardless of your age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and religion. People have also become foster carers with backgrounds from many different professions, such as solicitors, counselling, teaching, nursing, accountancy, and emergency services, which provide the skillsets that can enhance your ability to foster.

If you meet our criteria, fostering enables you the opportunity to make a difference in children’s lives, whilst still having a career, earning an income and working from home.

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“15 years of foster parenting. My oldest child is 19 years old. You can quickly see that being a foster family is normal for my own children. I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to teach my own children that we are here to help others, to serve others, and to put others before ourselves.”

- Foster carer of 15 years

If you have been thinking of becoming a foster carer, contact us for a friendly, informal chat.

Register your interest in fostering


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Fostering with us

Follow Medway Council Fostering on Facebook to connect with our foster carers' community.


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