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Meet our Bristol fostering team

Community-level support

Fostering is one of the most rewarding, life-changing things you can do. As a Five Rivers foster carer, you’ll be trained and supported to help give young people the childhoods they deserve. Find out more about fostering in Bristol today.
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Join our foster carers in Bristol

We are here to support you. We take the time to get to know our carers, offering you bespoke, 24/7 wrap-around support, dedicated social workers, regular support groups, and a generous fostering allowance that values and recognises your skills.

Why foster with us?

Our therapeutic approach to foster care and commitment to invest in research, training and therapy means we do things differently. A local team in Bristol represents:

  • Face-to-face time with a local fostering team who know you.
  • A calendar of local events, celebrations and support groups.
  • Opportunities to meet fellow local foster carers.

Meet Foster Carers Maxine and Wayne

For Maxine and Wayne, fostering isn’t a career, it’s a way of life.

The couple have provided a caring home for 14 children in their five years as Foster Carers and helped several groups of brothers and sisters transition into adoption with their forever families, as well as offering a short-term home for others.

Read their fostering story here.

See what our foster parents say about fostering with us...

“I wish more people understood what a special experience fostering children is. It is such an important job, helping guide the children that are all too often forgotten about, into being the happy, healthy adults they were always destined to be.”
“The majority of the children that come to me have just left their family homes. I’m lucky to be able to show them that foster care is a safe place and that we are here to help them. I get to change so many more lives and really prepare them for their life ahead during a short amount of time.”
“There is nothing more rewarding than receiving a thank you card on Mother’s Day from a young person we fostered. The transformation in these children from when they arrive to when they leave is wonderful to see.”
Foster child photographing flowers on mobile

Speak to our team about fostering

Whether you’re ready to start your fostering journey or just want to chat to an expert, our Carer Enquiry Team are here to help.

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