Fostering in Somerset

Could you become a foster carer in Somerset?

There are many children in Somerset who are in need of foster care. Fostering is rewarding, positive and gives a huge sense of achievement. At Blue Sky Fostering we work to place children with foster carers in the Somerset area that will make a positive difference to their lives.

Blue Sky Fostering has local social workers covering the areas surrounding Taunton, Bridgewater, Yeovil and Glastonbury and run dedicated support groups and training for foster carers in the area.

Blue Sky Fostering was established in 2005, and is based on the core principle of providing a supportive service for foster children and foster carers across the UK.

Blue Sky Fostering is always looking for foster carers in Somerset. We try to place children with foster carers in a situation that reflects their own background, which means we need a range of foster carers from Somerset of different genders, marital status and religion. We also place teens in foster care as well as parent and child fostering. We only ask for a few criteria that we’d like our foster carers to match: 

  • 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 else's
  • Enthusiasm and commitment
  • Prepared to foster from a wide age range

If you think you’ve got what it takes to join our outstanding team, contact us via phone on 0845 607 6697 or online for an initial chat or to arrange a home visit with one of our friendly team. 

Your nearest Blue Sky office:

73 Macrae Rd 
Eden Office Park 
Ham Green 
BS20 0DD

Why choose Blue Sky Fostering?

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:

  • A competitive weekly foster carer allowance, per child
  • A minimum of 14 days paid holiday (respite) a year
  • Training in all aspects of looking after children in care giving you the tools to succeed
  • Regular phone calls and visits from your own social worker
  • Opportunities to meet with other Blue Sky foster carers Blue Sky events for you, your birth children and your foster child
  • Access to a social worker who knows about you and your placement 24 hours a day, every day of the year

“I have found the training to be both informative and enjoyable. It has always been delivered in a relaxed and structured form, which makes people feel comfortable and valued.”

Your Journey

Choosing to become foster carers is a big decision for you and your family and we’re with you every step of the way.

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Our team in Somerset

We have a local team in Somerset delivering local training, support groups and social events. They are there to support you on every step of your journey with Blue Sky Fostering.

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About Somerset

Tucked away in the South West of England, Somerset is compiled of the Exmoor National Park, rolling countryside, quaint towns such as Frome, lively market towns such as Taunton & Bridgwater and dazzling sea views in Weston-Super-Mare, making a fantastic place for children of all ages to explore and enjoy the great outdoors. 

Somerset also has good transport links to Bristol, Wales and Exeter - perfect for days out with your foster child. Call us on 0845 450 3519 or Enquire today and change a child's life!