National Family Support services

Fostering and Adoption – National Services

British Association for Adoption & Fostering (opens in a new tab)

Adoption UK (opens in a new tab)

Adoption Register for Wales (opens in a new tab)

Barnardo’s (opens in a new tab) provides support for adoptive familiesThey provide a rangeof learning and networking opportunities. Tel: 0800 0277 280 (9am and 5pm)

Family Rights Group (opens in a new tab) - We are a charity founded in 1974 by social workers, lawyers and families in response to the injustices experienced by many parents involved with social services (now known as children’s services) and the unnecessary separation of children from their families. 

Private Fostering - The Fostering Network Walesprovides information and an advice line. Call: 0800 316 7664 (9.30am to 12.30pm Monday to Friday, except bank holidays).


Tax Advice for Foster Carers (opens in a new tab)

E-learning package developed by the HMRC. The package advises on the tax and National Insurance issues involved for foster carers. The package can be completed in bite size pieces.


ID: 1867, revised 29/09/2023