Are you thinking about becoming a foster carer? Call us on 0808 178 1144 or register your interest here

Welcome to Children First

If you want to change your life and that of a child's,
start your fostering journey here today.

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Who are Children First Fostering Agency?

Children First Fostering Agency is an independent fostering agency providing high quality fostering services for children and young people aged 0 to 18 years old. The agency is managed and staffed by experienced and qualified practitioners, delivering comprehensive and quality support to children and fostering families.

Children First Fostering Agency is a multicultural agency, looking after children and young people from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds. Wherever possible, we aim to place children with foster carers who are drawn from similar cultures and backgrounds.

We recruit, assess, train and support foster carers to provide the best placements possible for our children and young people. We are committed to recruiting foster carers that are as committed to improve the outcomes for children and young people, as we are.

If you are interested in making a difference to a child’s life and becoming part of our professional fostering team, please contact us today.


Find out more about fostering, what's involved and how to start your fostering journey.

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Our fostering FAQs will give you quick answers to our most commonly asked questions.

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Local Authorities

Our goal is to provide the best value service to local authorities placing children with us.

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Are you fostering material?

You'll need to be compassionate and patient to become a foster carer, but your cultural background and qualifications don't play a part in deciding your suitability. Take our two-minute quiz to see if you have what it takes to foster a child.

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Children First's Carer Hubs

The Children First Fostering Agency head office is in Basildon but we provide local support in the form of our carer hubs in Bedford, Hitchin, Manningtree and Brixton. So, no matter where you live, support is always there when you need it.