Choosing to foster

We recognise it can be difficult to differentiate between fostering companies, as many make similar promises. For us, 'making a difference' is found in the details.

We are charity owned. We are a not-for-profit company. Our motivation is not to maximise profit for shareholders, instead, we reinvest profits into our services to ensure that our foster carers truly get the help and assistance they require.

Become a Foster Carer

We believe that fostering is both a vocation and a career and we strive to meet both of those needs and the values that underpin them. If you believe you can make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children, please take the first step and start the conversation with us today.

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A Fairways Foster Carer

Transfer to Us

Experienced foster carers know that the level and quality of support is the key differentiator between fostering agencies, and vital to the success of placements. Fair Ways offer the high-quality support you need, when it really matters. We have proven time and time again that we deliver on our commitments to provide the highest levels of support and pay.

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Fostering is better with Fair Ways

Fostering with Fair Ways

As a fostering agency, we have built an award-winning reputation for excellence in providing high-level services for children and young people in the south of England since 2002. We are proud representatives of our parent organisation, Fair Ways Foundation – a charity dedicated to improving the lives of society’s most vulnerable.

Fostering is not just a life-affirming experience, it is also an opportunity to receive outstanding training and a generous payment package to make sure your family is comfortable. Many of our foster carers relish the opportunity to work from home and watch their families grow whilst being supported as a professional, with a company that truly cares about you as a person.

What is the role of a foster carer

Your Role

Every child is different, but they all need care, support and encouragement and most of all a home. Fair Ways foster carers are just as different, but all have consistently strong values that meet these needs.

The different types of fostering

Types of Fostering

We offer different types of fostering, from short term to long term placements, respite placements and specialist placements.

We offer our carers the highest levels of support


Fostering sits at the heart of Fair Ways. It was our first service and over time we have built an extraordinary range of children's services around it. All that knowledge and support is available to Fair Ways foster carers.

Foster carers pay


We treat our foster carers as professionals and therefore pay our carers an allowance for their skills, commitment and care. Fair Ways ensures the highest levels of allowances are paid and reviews these payments regularly.

being a foster carer is a full time job


Fair Ways offers every carer the opportunity to work in our other services on a temporary basis. This ensures carers maintain a continued income whilst having an opportunity to increase professional skills and further career development.

learn more about fostering with Fair Ways


There are a few documents we have to make available for you to view which we would recommend reading. These are documents like our most recent Ofsted Report and our Statement of Purpose.

Enquire to become a foster carer

Join and receive world-class training and support, from an organisation that cares.

Enquire today