Keen to make the most of your fostering journey? We ‘get it’.

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What's Your Link to Fostering?

One thing's for sure; you're unlikely to have landed here by accident! To find information about foster care that's useful and relevant to you, click on one of the links below:

Welcome To Foster Care Matters (FCM)

If we haven't met yet... Hi, I'm Andy Loverock, the founder of Foster Care Matters.

Our mission is to empower more people to promote positive outcomes for foster children.

We aim to do this by gathering, organising, and sharing helpful resources for foster carers.

Welcome from Andy

This site is where my small team and I share our combined specialist knowledge about fostering children. The common thread? We understand the challenges of fostering, and want to help you overcome them.

Introduction To Foster Care

The basic concept of foster care is simple, but fostering a child can be complicated. Use these two guides to strengthen your understanding of how the service works!

Guide to Foster care

This 6-part guide outlines what foster care is and how the current service works.

Guide to Fostering

This 7-part guide explains the practice and process of fostering children.

Could You Foster Children?

If you are unsure whether fostering is for you, the guide below will help you decide. It looks at five common concerns that prospective foster carers often have.

Guide for Prospective Foster Carers

We've put together a list of five critical things you might want to think about.

Resources for Foster Carers

If you're a foster carer, here are some of the best places to start:

Foster Care Matters

If it's your first time on the site, find out more about Foster Care Matters.

Guidance and Support

See how you can benefit by becoming part of our online fostering community.

News and Insights

Have exclusive fostering updates delivered straight to your email inbox.

Tools and Know-How

Get access to free resources to help you with all aspects of fostering a child.

Whatever point you're at on your 'fostering journey', you'll find valuable insights on our blog.

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Follow what's happening, right now, in the world of UK fostering.


Find articles about the legal framework in foster care.


Learn about proven strategies that are used in foster caring.


Find articles about the important role fostering agencies play.