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Fostering and adoption

Fostering a child is an exciting and highly rewarding experience for anyone wanting to make a difference to the life of a child or young person. Our fostering pages tell you all about fostering with us.

If you can offer a child a permanent, caring and stable home, you can apply to adopt. Learn more about adopting a child with us.

Private fostering is when a child is in the care of someone other than their parents or close relative. Find out what you need to do if you have a private fostering arrangement.

A special guardianship order allows parental control of a child by individuals other than the parent when a child cannot remain in the care of their birth parents. Get more information about special guardianship.

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