fostering in Bridgend

working together to build better futures for local children

fostering in bridgend

We’re dedicated to ensuring every child in Bridgend has a safe environment in which to thrive. We’re Foster Wales Bridgend, part of the national network of 22 Welsh Local Authority fostering services.

Connor Allen, former children's Welsh poet laureate stands in front of poem mural in Bridgend, written by teens in care.

mural on Brackla Street

'There's a stereotype it's just trouble we make'

We brought together a group of young people in care (11+ years old) to share their experience of being fostered. Connor Allen, the former Welsh Children’s Poet Laureate was also invited to help guide our young people in writing a poem about their experiences. There are many misconceptions about young people in care and the aim of the workshop was to allow their voices to be heard.

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meet the team

come and learn about fostering in Bridgend

our team will be getting out in our communities and would love to talk to you about fostering with your local authority

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Story Time

real people, real stories

Find out what fostering really means from foster carers in Bridgend.

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thinking about fostering?

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who can foster?

Our amazing foster carers come from a range of diverse backgrounds. Find out if you could be a foster carer too.

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common questions

How does fostering in Bridgend work and what can you expect when joining? Find these answers and more here.

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why foster with us?

We offer unique and extensive training to help every foster carer be the best they can. In turn, this helps build more secure and brighter futures for every child in our care.

For more information about the rewards and support we offer, read more here.

how it works

Fostering is a huge commitment, but it’s also an incredible experience. So, how do you get started? We’ll tell you everything you need to know.

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the process

Want to start your fostering journey with us? Find out how to take the first steps and what to expect next, here.

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support and rewards

However you’ll need us throughout your journey, we’ll be here to help. We’re always just a phone call away.

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become a foster carer

If you want to become a foster carer in Bridgend and you’re not sure where to begin, it’s easy. Simply contact our team today.

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Become a transitional foster carer

Transitional foster carer

We are looking to recruit carers who understand or who would be willing to undertake training to enable them to understand the full impact of trauma upon a child.

Transitional carer.
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