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UK's First Therapeutic Fostering Agency

Established over 30 years ago, we were the UK's first independent fostering agency and pioneers of therapeutic foster care.

Find your local ISP foster care services

As the UK’s first independent foster care agency, we have 12 local fostering centres across England all rated as 'Outstanding' or 'Good' by Ofsted. To find a your local foster care services pop your postcode in below.

  • 12 centres nationwide
  • All rated 'Outstanding' or 'Good' by Ofsted
  • Therapeutic fostering solutions
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A Circle of Specialist Support

Working with children and young people with complex needs, we surround families with a highly trained professional team as well as in-house therapeutic fostering services, to ensure they're fully supported at every step.

Offering a blanket of friendly and non-judgemental support, we help foster parents understand and change behaviour, giving them the opportunity to achieve positive outcomes.

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Training at ISP

Professional development opportunities

Our aim is to help our foster parents become as knowledgeable as possible because that improves the experiences of the children and young people in their care.

As well as ongoing specialist courses, such as Autism Awareness, Theraplay and Foetal Alcohol Syndrome, there's also an opportunity to gain professional qualifications, including an NVQ3 or QCF level 3 in Health & Social Care.

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Great allowance & rewards

We offer a competitive weekly foster care allowance, around £500 per child, to cover the cost of fostering a child as well as provide you with a professional fee for all your hard work and dedication.

We also pay additional allowances to go towards holidays, summer activities and school uniforms and you'll have access to our rewards platform, where you can find hundreds of discounts for family days out, shops, restaurants and more.

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Pam & John’s story

Pam and John have been fostering children with us for more than 20 years and have cared for over 100 children during that time.

They have mostly cared for children and young people on a long-term foster care arrangement, a type of foster care placement that provides a child with a home for a number of years until they reach eighteen.

After long-term foster care, they may move into independent living, return to their birth family or remain with their foster family on a 'Staying Put' arrangement.

How to become a foster parent

Fostering stories

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Whether you're looking for more information or you're ready to apply, we're here to help you on your journey.

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