Foster Care Bournemouth


We are currently looking for new Foster Parents in Bournemouth

As a fostering agency, we at Fair Ways have built a strong reputation for excellence in providing high level services for children and young people in the south of England since 2003. We are proud representatives of our parent organisation Fair Ways Foundation – a charity dedicated to improving the lives of society’s most vulnerable people.

Bournemouth in Dorset is a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family. If you are interested in becoming a foster carer in Bournemouth, Fair Ways provides the highest level of quality support to carers, to ensure they have the skills and confidence to enjoy a rewarding professional career.

Fostering in Bournemouth is not just a worthy experience, it is also an opportunity to be trained in transferrable skills and also receive a generous remuneration 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.


New to Fostering?

We’ll take you step by step through the process of becoming a foster carer

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Already Fostering?

Discover the benefits of transferring to Fair Ways and how easy we make the process

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Our Team in Bournemouth

Our Foster Care Team in Bournemouth

Gemma Olden

Fostering Recruitment Manager

Our Foster Care Team in Bournemouth

Paula Lewis

Fostering Recruitment Manager

Our Foster Care Team in Bournemouth

Sarah-Jane Thornton

Assessing Social Worker

Our Foster Care Team in Bournemouth

Emma Emery

Recruitment Administrator

Why Fair Ways?


We have built our reputation on the levels of support we provide

At Fair Ways Fostering, we offer the highest levels of pay and training, but where we have really built our reputation is in the support we provide. It can be difficult to distinguish between competing providers that all state to offer great support, but here are some examples of what we do:


Fair Ways Fostering Team
  • We are owned by a charity, meaning all our profits are re-invested in our services, not dividends to private shareholders or equity funders.
  • As a full children services provider, with 3 schools, a resource centre and a family centre, we utilise the skills and experience from all of these services to add value to our Fostering service.
  • Core fundamentals, such as our Social Workers not having a portfolio of more than 10 Foster Care families.
  • Our Foster Carers have their own, dedicated telephone service, answered by a members of our team, 24/7, 365 days a year.
  • We take pride in developing the career of our Carers through additional training courses, many of which we have developed and have been externally accredited.

We are driven to making a positive difference to the lives of young people.

If you believe you can make a difference as well, please contact us now.


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Fostering In Bournemouth – A Real Story


“I started my fostering placement with Debbie and Fair Ways when I was heavily pregnant. I was terrified and scared to enter a new house of people I didn’t know, all that was going through my head was I wanted to be at home with my Mum.

It was a tough first couple of weeks but I got there in the end. Debbie gave me a lot of good advice whilst I was bringing my baby into this world about stuff I should know for mine and my baby’s sake.

I’ve also established a really good relationship with all those in the household which I didn’t think I would do. Debbie was there for me a lot near the end of my pregnancy and she got to witness me bringing my baby into this world and was really brilliant. I actually don’t know what I would’ve done without her at the time. I was scared and terrified, I just wanted my Mum, but Debbie helped me pull through before going to the hospital.

Debbie has helped me understand the good and bad things I’ve done with my baby. I’ve messed up on a few things and it’s a terrible feeling as you think you’re going to have your baby taken away. That’s a mistake I kept making. Debbie has taught me how to communicate with my baby. Even if I never seemed like I was listening, I always did. Debbie has taught me to cook and if it wasn’t for her, I would not know half of what I know now. She has got me so far.

Debbie’s family are brilliant and have been amazing to me and my baby since I’ve been in placement. It’s going to be horrible to leave but Debbie has done an amazing job and has established a great relationship with us which we’ll always have. I’ll always thank her for everything she’s done and getting us this far.”


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