Fostering In Dorset

Fostering in Dorset

Foster parents in Dorset are urgently needed so every child receives the love and care they deserve.

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Interested in fostering in Dorset?

Around 400 children are currently living in foster care in Dorset and we're desperately looking for more passionate individuals to join our team and provide them with a safe, loving home. 

Many of the children we care for will have experienced a difficult home life before coming into foster care - from physical or emotional abuse, neglect, domestic violence, or a combination of them all.

As a therapeutic fostering agency, we provide you with all the training and support you need to help them to move forward and live a healthy, happy life - and there's not many careers that can offer you the chance to make a life-changing difference. Plus, with over 30 years' experience in fostering, you can feel confident that we'll be by your side every step of the way.

Here's just some of the support that we'll surround you with when you choose to foster with ISP:

  • A dedicated supervising social worker with a realistic caseload, so you'll always receive the guidance and support you need.
  • A fostering advisor with direct experience of fostering - your 'ear to listen' and to work through any challenges you may face.
  • A friendly and approachable manager, who will get to know you and the children you care for personally.
  • A team of other childcare professionals, including in-house therapists, education specialists and so much more.
  • 27/7 support line with a qualified social worker, so you're never on your own.
  • Excellent fostering allowance - between £440 - £580 per week for each child in your care, plus other benefits.
  • 22 nights of respite to help you recharge your batteries.

Located in the idyllic surroundings of the New Forest, our Southampton fostering centre supports a passionate team of foster parents across Dorset and Hampshire.

Ready to start fostering in Dorset?

If you're interested in fostering, then speak to one of our friendly advisors today.

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Meet the Dorset team

You'll be surrounded by specialist support from the moment you start your fostering journey with ISP.


ISP has been very supportive and amazing over the years - always been there to talk me through things

Wendy, ISP Foster Parent

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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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Find your nearest fostering agencies in Dorset

We support foster families all across Dorset, including the following locations.