Foster in Reading with us and change a child's life

Welcome to our website! We’re glad you’re interested in finding out more about fostering in Reading. We are the only not-for-profit independent fostering agency (IFA) in Reading and we’re rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. We deliver fostering on behalf of Reading Borough Council.

We are proud to be partnering with 19 other local authorities as part of a new regional fostering recruitment hub – Local Authority Fostering South East.

We’re joining forces for the first time to recruit and support more amazing foster carers able to provide safe, loving and local homes for children across our region.

Our fostering team here at Brighter Futures for Children will continue to support you on your foster carer journey but now you will also benefit from a centralised regional platform for enquiries, with local authorities working together to ensure you get the very best training and support from the start of your fostering journey.

What’s more, when you join us you’ll now also be joining a wider network of over 2,800 amazing fostering families across the South East, all working together to change the lives of children in our communities.

To find out more, please click on the ‘Enquire now’ button. To email the friendly team, click on the ‘Contact us’ button or call the recruitment team on 0300 131 2797.

You can find out more about the Local Authority Fostering South East hub on its website and also feel free to look round our website for local information and inspiring stories from our current foster carers.

If you’re already on your fostering journey with us, please continue to use the email and the phone number 0118 469 3020.

Our parent company, Brighter Futures for Children, runs children’s services in Reading and we work closely with its children’s social care teams.

To find out more about our parent company, Brighter Futures for Children, click on the button below.

Brighter Futures for Children's main website

Find out about fostering in Reading with us

You can foster if:
  • You have a spare room
  • You are over 21
  • You live within 20 miles of Reading

Data protection

We will keep your information in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. You can read about how we use your data in our privacy policy.

Extraordinary people doing an extraordinary thing

Join our team of incredible people, all working together to transform children’s lives in Reading.

Click the button below to submit your initial enquiry and we’ll get in touch with you to chat through it all.

Click here to enquire

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Could you become a foster carer? Unsure if you’re eligible? Answer a few questions and find out!

Childhood - a short film about fostering

Sophie and Charlie needed someone to care for them and give them the opportunity to blossom and grow. Will their story inspire you to take that first step towards changing a life? Fill out the enquiry form at the top of this page for an informal chat with our fostering team.

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