Why foster for Sandwell?

Sandwell Children’s Trust is a not for profit fostering agency responsible for all children in care in the Sandwell borough.


We have the skills, experience and knowledge to support you and help you to find the right type of foster care for you; whether you are single or a couple, or you want to carry on working or dedicate your time to fostering.

Children have many different needs and foster carers, like all families, come in many different shapes and sizes.

In Sandwell we’re ready to talk to anyone about fostering, we want the best for our children and we want to hear from you.

You’ll be a part of Sandwell’s Biggest Family

The work carried out by Sandwell’s foster carers means that children in our care can get the stability and support they need. Foster carers can make a real difference to the lives of children in Sandwell.

We only provide foster care placements for children who reside in the Sandwell area, meaning you are far more likely to be successfully matched with a local child or sibling group with access to fantastic support when you join our network of foster carers.

Our sole focus is to provide the very best for each child in our care and this is where you come in

We know that making the decision to foster is a huge step. Sandwell Children’s Trust aims to guide and support you on every step of your journey as you make one of the biggest, yet most rewarding decisions anyone can make. We are proud to call ourselves ‘Sandwell’s Biggest Family’!

We need more foster carers to join our team and help us care for children who, for whatever reason, are unable to live with their birth family.

If you feel you have room in your heart as well as your home and can demonstrate the patience, commitment and understanding required to care for children who need love and care, then you’re in the right place.

As an approved Foster carer for Sandwell Children’s Trust you will receive:

Dedicated social worker

Your own dedicated Social Worker who will visit you regularly to offer you support and guidance in fulfilling your fostering role.

Here for you 24/7

24-hour support including access to a Social Worker on duty during office hours and 24/7 telephone support which means you can always get advice & support, whatever the day, whatever the hour.

Support groups

Regular foster carer support groups give you the opportunity to meet with other foster carers and members of the fostering team to share experiences, get the latest service updates and discuss any challenges you may be facing, so we can support each other with practical solutions.

Coffee mornings

Coffee mornings that give you a chance to meet up with other foster carers in an informal setting with an open agenda which is set by those who attend. It’s also a way to keep in touch with the friends that are often made during your training to become a foster carer.

Financial package

We offer all of our foster carers a career progression fee based on their skills and experience. Carers are able to progress through the 6 skills stages as they gain more confidence and experience.

Foster Talk membership

Membership with ‘FosterTalk’ as an applicant or an approved foster carer with Sandwell, you will automatically have membership of FosterTalk, the leading national independent support service that offers confidential, impartial advice, support and guidance to foster carers across the UK. They also provide 24-hours support for their members.

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The rewards of foster caring extend far beyond the positive influence on a child, as fostering can bring personal growth, fulfilment, and a sense of purpose to your own life.

Together, we can create a brighter future for vulnerable children and build a more compassionate society.