Welcome to Ideal Fostering

Ideal Fostering is an Independent Fostering Agency, serving the West Midlands and surrounding areas, being close to our heart this is an area we are incredibly passionate about. We provide family based high quality care for Children and Young People and are dedicated to achieving the best outcomes for looked after children. We are always committed and focused on the placement needs of children and young people. Whether you are a prospective foster carer looking to join a supportive friendly agency, a Local Authority looking to place a child/young person, a young person seeking more information about Ideal Fostering, a professional looking for more information from Ideal Fostering with experience in Social Work, Fostering, and other related child focused jobs seeking employment we would love to hear from you.


Our Aims and Objectives

  • The provision of safe and stable high quality care in a family setting for children of all ages placed with our foster carers.
  • A commitment to provide children a safe home, a sense of security and belongingness and preparing them for permanency and independent living.
  • Giving priority to the needs of children and provide appropriate care to meet the identified needs of children placed with our foster carers.
  • Respecting and promoting diversity both in the recruitment and selection of Foster Carers and the placement of children.
  • A commitment to Childrens' Rights and the adoption of Child Centred Methodologies in our selection, recruitment and training of Foster Carers.
  • Ensuring a close liaison with all professionals, involved in decision making and working with children in our placements through the use of an inter-professional style of working.

  • A commitment in ensuring the best possible support, including out of hours support, training, and remuneration to staff and foster carers.

  • A commitment in the retention of Foster Carers (through good remuneration, training and support and embracing foster carers as partners).

  • Ensuring the expertise they offer and gain by being foster carers for IF are available to the children. IF also believes that retention of good Foster Carers is important for children in terms of continuity and consistency of their experience in foster care. Please telephone us or visit our contact page to find out more.


We serve the following locations and surrounding areas; Birmingham, Walsall, Solihull, Staffordshire and all of its districts, Dudley, Sandwell, Wolverhampton, Wednesbury, West Bromwich, Telford and Wrekin, Halesowen, Rowley Regis, Tipton, Wednesfield, Stourbridge, Bilston, Coseley, Oldbury, Stoke on Trent, Newcastle, Warwickshire, Coventry, Worcestershire, East Midlands. If your area is not on the list please still do contact us, it does not mean we do not cover you.

Ideal Fostering
Anchor House | 4 Bridgeman Street
Walsall WS2 9NW



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