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MATCH FOSTER CARE

The Number One Choice For Fostering Agencies in Staffordshire

Many children and young people between the ages of 0 and 17 need fostering services in Staffordshire. If you have been wondering about becoming a foster parent and improving the life of a child in Staffordshire, Match Foster Care is the best partner for your fostering journey. Indeed, we established Match Foster Care with the desire to provide children with a loving and nurturing home when they need it the most. 

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Match Foster Care - Supporting Foster Families in Staffordshire

At Match Foster Care, we welcome carers from diverse backgrounds and family types, including single people, who want to know how best to support foster children. 

Established in February 2012, Match Foster Care has always been run by experienced social workers. It was founded by Carrie Marsh, whose parents were foster parents.  Carrie has seen at first hand the difference fostering can make a young person’s life.  Match Foster Care is an independent foster agency with many years of experience supporting children between the ages of 0 and 17 and their foster families in Staffordshire. We understand the positive impact a foster family can make on a child’s mental and emotional health. As a foster parent, you’re never alone. We make sure you can receive the support of multidisciplinary professionals:

Match Foster Care About Us

Match Foster Care Fostering Agencies in Staffordshire - What we do

Over a decade of experience as a fostering agency in Staffordshire and registered with Ofsted since February 2012

24/7 support to foster families
Family-owned business

Carers from all backgrounds are welcome
A rewarding career that makes a difference

One of the few foster care agencies in the UK not owned by private equity

Experienced assistance for those fostering a child with behavioural needs or special learning requirements

Foster parents get free access to a local multidisciplinary professional team training and support through the fostering journey in Staffordshire

Learn about the different types of foster care with varying durations to meet your availability

No age limit as long as you are fit and healthy enough to care for a child

Match Foster Care FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Of course, fostering is a career, not a hobby. All our foster parents receive a generous fostering allowance designed to alleviate the costs of caring for a child and recognise their efforts. The allowance takes account of the duration of the placement, the age of the child, and special needs when relevant. If you want to find out how much a foster parent gets paid, you can use our fostering allowance calculator.

Absolutely. Foster parenting is often associated with a couple or a family. But families come in all shapes and sizes.  The most important thing is your ability to provide a loving home.  We will provide plenty of support.

Definitely! At Match Foster Care, what matters to us is to find foster parents with the right qualities to look after a child and provide a safe environment for their growth. Your gender, age, ethnicity and sexual orientation can all play a positive role in helping a young person to reach their full potential.

Foster parents must be responsible and fit enough to care for a child between the ages of 0 and 17. 

You don’t need to be a British citizen to reach out to a foster care agency in the UK. However, you must be a UK resident or have indefinite leave to remain to become a foster parent.  

It is important to know that foster parents are self-employed. But you can keep a part-time job while providing fostering services as long as it doesn’t stop you being available when required. We work with you during the assessment process to determine whether you have enough availability. There is no need to be available at all times. 

You need to provide the child in your care with a spare bedroom. 

Are you unsure whether you qualify to become a foster parent? Our team at Match Foster Care will be happy to answer all your questions about how to foster a child.