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Your Scunthorpe fostering team

A close-knit community of foster carers

Are you looking to join a local fostering agency in Scunthorpe? An increasing number of children in your area need your love and support. We’ll provide free, comprehensive training to get you started in this life-changing vocation.
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Support for foster carers in Scunthorpe

We give our carers unrivalled 24/7 support, including generous pay and benefits. We will work together with you to help children in your community thrive.

Why choose Five Rivers?

When you join our fostering agency, you become part of a welcoming, supportive social enterprise. Our experienced teams will support you every step of the way. A local team in Scunthorpe means:

  • Face-to-face meetings with a team who knows you and cares.
  • Events, activities, and support groups are local to you.
  • Chances to meet fellow carers in your community.


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.

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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.”
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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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