AFA Fostering

Fostering in Norfolk

Fostering in Norfolk

Norfolk has a shortage of foster carers for local children and young people in care. Many children in our region have had difficult life experiences and need a chance to live in a stable home environment in which they can feel safe and flourish.


Children placed in foster care in Norfolk need to be able to stay close to their families, friends and their schools. For these reasons we still need to increase the number of local foster carers. Could you help a Norfolk child? Make an Enquiry with us today

AFA are actively seeking new and experienced foster carers to provide a home for children across Norfolk in areas such as: Norwich, Great Yarmouth, Kings Lynn, Cromer, Lowestoft, Fakenham, Thetford and other towns and villages in the area.

Become a Foster Carer

Who makes a good foster carer?


Foster carers come to AFA from all walks of life. Your age, marital status, sexuality, job and background aren’t important – what matters is that you possess the strengths and qualities to make a real difference to a child’s life.

AFA is looking for new and experienced foster carers who:

  • Have a genuine interest in helping children to make their lives better
  • Can provide a warm, supportive and caring home for a child
  • Have the time, energy, flexibility and commitment to look after a child
  • Can join our team of professional, skilled and respected local carers
  • Have a spare room

For more information go to what is fostering or see our advice on who can foster.

Why not take a look at AFA’s TOP TEN Foster Carer Qualities

AFA fully subscribes to the Fostering Network’s transfer protocol making it easy for experienced foster carers to transfer to us

Why foster with Anglia Fostering Agency?


AFA is a highly regarded and experienced independent fostering agency, with the Head Office in Norwich.

Our Directors have more than 70 years’ experience in social work between them and are passionate about ensuring that the children in foster placements with AFA receive the highest possible standards of care

Foster carers who foster with AFA receive the very highest levels of support and supervision. AFA staff are always available for advice or just a listening ear, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Through AFA’s training and support we will make sure that you develop the skills and confidence to provide children with a stable and consistent environment, and to maintain the highest standards of care.

At AFA we build strong and trusting relationships with our foster carers, and by carefully matching children with the right foster carer, we are proud of the strong and supportive relationships that children develop with their foster families.

Children in AFA foster placements achieve outstanding outcomes as recognised by Ofsted in AFA’s most recent inspection report.

What support and training do AFA Fostering provide?


AFA foster carers receive all the training and support they need to meet the individual needs of each child in their care. Our foster carers in Norfolk receive comprehensive support that has made AFA’s reputation unrivalled in East Anglia. This includes:

How can I find out more?


If you are interested in finding out more about fostering with AFA Fostering, please call us on 01603 559255 or send us your details via our enquiry form. Find us at:

AFA East Anglia
12 Meridian Way
Meridian Business Park
Norwich, NR7 0TA