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Fostering in Bournemouth

We are an Independent Fostering Agency looking for foster carers in the Bournemouth area


About us

Blue Sky Fostering was established in 2005 to address the shortage of foster carers in the south of England. From the outset we decided that Blue Sky Fostering would become established enough to offer security but small enough to still offer the personal touch often missing from larger providers. This has allowed us to provide a friendly, supportive and professional service to all of our foster carers across the Blue Sky region. We now have offices in Romsey, Ringwood, Portslade & Bristol.


Are you looking to become a foster carer in the Bournemouth area?

We are always looking for foster carers in Dorset, the Bournemouth, Poole and Ringwood area in particular, from different backgrounds; couples - whether married or living together - with or without children, single people and divorced people.


We prefer to place children with foster carers who reflect their own background so we need carers from all cultures and religions.


If you tick all of these boxes, fostering could be the right career for you:

  • A spare bedroom & a driving license
  • Willingness to include the looked after child in your family home
  • Flexibility, resilience, optimism and a good sense of humour
  • Some experience of looking after children - either your own or somebody elses
  • Enthusiasm and commitment
  • Prepared to foster from a wide age range

Why choose Blue Sky Fostering?

At Blue Sky Fostering we recognise that fostering is a demanding and at times, exhausting, job. That's why when you join us we will ensure that you and the children you are looking after have all the support you need.


We treat every single looked after child and fostering family as an individual and we seek to bring out the best in each person by providing outstanding care and support. Everything we do has the best interest of the looked after child at its centre.


We have been deemed 'Outstanding' by Ofsted on three consecutive occasions in 2008, 2011 and 2013!


Click here to see if we have any Introduction to Fostering events near you.

The Benefits To You

When you become part of the Blue Sky team you will not only receive a friendly, supportive and professional service. You will also benefit from the following:

  • An allowance of £336 - £581 per week, per child paid on time
  • 14 days paid holiday (respite) a year
  •  Training in all aspects of looking after troubled children giving you the tools to succeed
  • Phone calls and visits from your own social worker as regularly as needed
  • Monthly supervision sessions with your social worker
  • Monthly meetings with other Blue Sky foster carers
  • Family outings and social events
  • Day care support when caring for a child out of school
  • Birth children support groups and activities
  • Access to a social worker who knows about you and your placement 24 hours a day, every day of the year

Next Steps


Call us today to find out more about fostering in Bournemouth and if it is the right career for you: 0845 6076697 OR Enquire online


If you are not based in Bournemouth, Blue Sky fostering also have teams in other regions and offer fostering in Hampshire & Surrey. Contact us today to find out if our services cover your region.