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ABOUT MATCH FOSTER CARE

Your Local Foster Care Agency in the West Midlands

Match is a friendly, family-run fostering agency. It was started in 2012 by Carrie and Simon Marsh.  Carrie’s parents were foster parents and Carrie counts the young people who she grew up with as her brothers and sisters.  This experience inspired Carrie to start up her own fostering agency, based upon her own values of family membership.  Carrie and Simon are still very much involved in the day-to-day running of Match. 

At Match, we believe that successful and rewarding fostering is based on foster carers receiving excellent support.  

We are committed to being alongside you at every stage in your fostering journey.

The initial success of creating their own family-owned agency for foster care in the West Midlands encouraged them to grow the service further, providing loving homes to more children, but without losing the relationship-based values that have always inspired Match. 

Prospective foster parents can meet our dedicated social workers in different locations across West Midlands, including Birmingham, Worcestershire, Dudley, Sandwell, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, Stoke, Solihull, Coventry and Gloucestershire. We have offices in Droitwich and Stoke.  We have highly skilled and friendly staff who are currently based across the West Midlands.  Why not give us a call? 

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What is foster care at Match Foster Care?

We have a long experience of working as social workers and know that sometimes the care system can fail young people. Match Foster Care was created with the intention to provide loving and caring foster homes to children in need rather than placements in a system. That’s why we also support our carers with a multidisciplinary team including a registered nurse, a therapeutic practitioner and education workers for guidance, help, and advice.

We are passionate about giving children the best opportunities to grow safely and achieve their full potential in the care of foster parents. 

For all those wondering 'how do I foster a child?', Match Foster Care is here to help

At Match Foster Care, we recognise that fostering can be as challenging as it is rewarding. We work as a close team to help young people achieve positive outcomes. As a foster parent, you are never alone. We have a fantastic team working with you to ensure that together we can ensure children can unlock the key to their personal growth:

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How to choose a foster care agency like Match Foster Care

If you are new to the fostering journey, you may still be wondering whether you qualify to become a foster parent. Our team at Match Foster Care is happy to answer all your questions and let you know what it means to become a foster parent in the UK and how foster parents get paid.

You can visit our offices in the West Midlands for an honest conversation about the best approach for you and your family. Alternatively, you can also contact us using our online form or phone for more information.

At no point will we try to convince you to start fostering if you are not ready. Nor do we expect you to be available at all times.  We will provide honest and open feedback about the rewards and challenges of the role, helping you to decide if fostering is right for you and if Match is the right agency for you. 

We train you in how to become a foster parent

We are committed to supporting both our foster children and our foster families. We build a close relationship with foster parents to get to know your strengths and weaknesses. This helps us to match the right children with you once you are approved.  The better we know you, the better support we can provide for you, your family and your foster children.  You will also have the chance to ask questions of our experienced foster carers and our fostered young people, providing reassurance to you that you know exactly what you are taking on. 

We help you every step of the way through training and advice as you welcome young people into your home. We appreciate that becoming a foster parent can be a big step. But Match Foster Care is a unique foster care agency in the UK in the sense that you are never alone in the fostering journey.

Our recent news

We are recruiting!

Match is looking to recruit social workers to our Stoke office. See our available staff vacancies.  We look forward to hearing from you. 

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