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Partnership Opportunities

Are you driven by social-purpose or looking for your next corporate social responsibility venture?

Partner with your local social enterprise, Five Rivers.

Five Rivers Child Care is a social enterprise providing specialist care, education and psychological services to vulnerable children and families. We work in partnership with a range of socially conscious organisations and our mission is to turn children’s lives around.

We can’t do it alone. By collaborating with like-minded people, we can advocate for children in care, promote the urgent need for fostering families, and inspire more people to foster.

We partner with a broad spectrum of public, private and third sector companies across England. Working together allows us to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.

Becoming a partner can mean anything from short-term reciprocal marketing to long-term collaboration. We will actively work together to consider your social responsibility aims ensuring you gain tangible benefits.

Contact us about partnerships

Become a fostering advocate

Here’s how choosing fostering as a venture to back can benefit your organisation…

Help turn children’s lives around

By helping us raise the profile of fostering, you will help more children in care experience the safety and security of a family environment.

Achieve your corporate social responsibility aims

Working with us will help you create meaningful initiatives that have significant and lasting impact and inspire your colleagues to bring about positive change.

Enhance your brand

Enhance your brand’s reputation and credibility by partnering with a sector leader in the field of children’s social care.

Reach your audience

Access our online and offline marketing infrastructure and expertise.

Gain access to our network of specialists

From Teachers to Foster Carers, to Psychotherapists: access sector leading expertise.

Why partner with Five Rivers

  • We are innovative. We are pioneering. We are ready to inspire change.
  • We are straightforward, simple and easy to deal with.
  • We will understand your needs and expectations and go out of our way to meet them.
  • We are adaptable and don’t stick to rigid ways of working.
  • We will collaborate with you to come up with an inspiring, uniquely tailored and mutually beneficial partnership.
  • We are driven by the opportunity to exchange skills, insights and perspectives.

Did you know?

Every 20 minutes a child in the UK comes into care.

Over 98,000 children lived in care, away from home, in 2022.

70% of those children lived in foster care.

Projections suggest England faces a 25,000 shortfall in foster families over the next five years.

Source: The Fostering Network Manifesto 2024.

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You could help us to:

  • Raise the profile of fostering and show how foster care transforms lives.
  • Promote understanding and awareness of the challenges faced by children in care.
  • Advocate for children in care, helping ensure their voices are heard.
  • Recruit new Foster Carers so we can offer more children a warm and supportive family home.

Find out more about our work


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Get in touch

For more information about our partnerships please email

Please note: If you work for a Local Authority or fostering agency, or if you are interested in partnering with us on research, click here to find out how we can work together.


Our fostering agencies

By partnering with Five Rivers, you will join a family of fostering agencies across the UK, supporting their work and advocating for children in care.




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