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.
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.
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:
Regular monthly training and development opportunities
A dedicated, highly experienced placement manager for each foster family
Monthly supervision and consultation
Advice and support on managing difficult behaviour
Annual Foster Carer reviews
A generous weekly allowance to cover all the child’s expenses and a fee for foster carers
Support Groups for carers own children
Activity days and participation groups for all children linked to AFA
24/7 telephone support by an AFA Placement Manager
Local offices with approachable staff who know who you are
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