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Family-owned foster care agency in Shropshire

Are you interested in fostering in Shropshire? Match Foster Care is a fostering agency based in the West Midlands, UK. As an independent agency, our primary commitment is to help children reach their highest potential, even when they cannot be with their immediate families.

Our core ethos lies in developing nurturing and meaningful relationships with the young individuals under our care through fostering. We’re always in search of potential foster parents who share our vision and values. Above all, we look for those who believe that making a positive impact on a child’s life is of the utmost importance.

So long as you meet the necessary criteria, we warmly welcome foster parents from diverse backgrounds who are able to enrich the lives of the children who will be placed in their care.

Here to guide you throughout the entire fostering process, Match Foster Care provides comprehensive support and training to empower you in building a successful fostering career in Shropshire.

Match Foster Care
Match Foster Care

Why Match Foster Care Is A Leading Fostering Agency In Shropshire

Since Match Foster Care was founded in 2012, we’ve developed an esteemed reputation for the services that we provide to children across Shropshire. 

Our good work is underpinned by the expertise of our founder, Carrie Marsh. With a determination to give children and their foster parents the same level of care and attention she experienced growing up, Carrie has since been joined by a dedicated team of professionals working across the West Midlands area who now make up the Match Foster Care team. 

With extensive experience supporting foster families in Shropshire and beyond, we have established a strong track record of providing assistance to children under the age of 17 along with their foster families. 

The Match Foster Care team was also delighted to receive an ‘Outstanding’ rating by OFSTED following our most recent inspection. In the 2023 report, the overall experiences and progress of children, along with the effectiveness of our leaders and managers were cited as two key accolades by inspectors.

Match Foster Care About Us

Support For Foster Parents In Shropshire

Becoming a foster parent can be a highly rewarding experience, although it can also include various challenges depending on the needs of the child.

As a highly established foster agency, Match Foster Care recognises the key need to offer support to foster parents throughout their fostering journey.

To ensure our foster parents in Shropshire feel best equipped for their role, we provide round the clock support. Our multidisciplinary specialists provide access to support workers, education workers, a therapeutic practitioner along with a registered nurse. 

Our dedicated team possesses diverse expertise to address the unique needs of foster children. We also provide comprehensive support to foster families.

Over 10 years of experience as a foster care agency in the West Midlands

Ofsted registered since February 2012

Different types of foster care placements available in Shropshire

We provide dedicated and experienced support to foster parents of a child with behavioural or special learning needs, or a disability

Match Foster Care FAQs

Fostering Shropshire FAQs

Yes. Foster parents are entitled to receive a fostering allowance for each child they care for. The Shropshire fostering allowance is determined by factors such as the length of foster care, as well as the child’s age and specific needs. To find out more, please refer to our fostering allowance calculator.

To qualify as a foster parent, you must meet certain criteria. This typically includes being over 18 years old and undergoing a thorough assessment process. You must also be able to provide a safe and suitable home environment, demonstrating the ability to provide care and support to a child.

Yes, single people can become foster parents. Match Foster Care welcomes applications from individuals regardless of their marital status or gender. As long as you meet the necessary criteria, such as being over 18 years old and being able to provide a safe and nurturing environment for a child, you can absolutely embark on the rewarding journey of becoming a foster parent.

As a foster parent with Match Foster Care, there are lots of options to explore including becoming a respite foster carer. In short, respite fostering involves fostering a child for a short duration in order to provide some time for their current family to recharge their batteries. Sometimes, respite foster carers provide support on behalf of the birth family, adoptive family or even their regular foster carers. The overall aim of respite care is to ensure the current family feels best prepared to care for their child due to being given a much-needed break.

Foster parents may foster a child anywhere from one night up to many years. This very much depends on the care needs of the child along with their age. As a foster parent, you can decide whether to offer respite fostering, short term fostering or long term fostering. Whatever option is right for you, Match Foster Care can provide a comprehensive package of support to ensure you’re best supported as a foster parent.

The West Midlands Areas We Cover

Match Foster Care covers the wider West Midlands area including BirminghamCoventry, Dudley, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Sandwell, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Solihull, StokeTelford, Walsall, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

Our key office hubs are based in Droitwich and Stoke. However, our staff are located across the whole of the West Midlands to provide local support wherever it may be needed.

To find out more about becoming a foster parent in the West Midlands through Match Foster Care, please give us a call on 01905 770 500 or email us at admin@matchfostercare.co.uk.

Match Foster Care

Droitwich Office

Severn House, 30 – 32 Ombersley Street West, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire,

Match Foster Care

Stoke-on-Trent Office

3-5 Vale Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire,