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About our fostering team in Taunton

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Foster carers are urgently needed to help children in Taunton. You'll work as a team and provide children with a safe and nurturing home. Discover more about this life-changing vocation.
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Support for Taunton foster carers

We build support around our foster carers so you can focus on helping children in care lead the lives they deserve. You’ll receive free, comprehensive training and work alongside a team of other professionals. Together, we’ll turn lives around.

Why should I foster with Five Rivers?

Five Rivers is a social enterprise dedicated to helping more young people. We offer support close to where you are. Your local team in Taunton means:

  • A fostering team who knows you and your family.
  • Organised events, celebrations and peer support.
  • Forming a community of 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.

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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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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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