Fostering Agency Dudley

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Ideal Fostering is a well-established Independent Fostering Agency, covering Dudley and the surrounding areas, including Birmingham, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton. We are urgently looking for more foster carers in Dudley and the surrounding areas, from all walks of life, where there is a real shortage of loving, devoted foster carers and stable, loving homes.

Could this be your calling? Are you a caring, patient and empathic person? If you can offer plenty of love and support for children and young people in care and have a spare room in your home, you may be the Ideal candidate to foster a child!


Training and Support


All of our foster carers have access to our bespoke, excellent training programmes to support those starting their journey with industry leading levels of support.

We have an experienced team of supervising social workers, local support groups, support workers and managers who provide comprehensive 24 hours a day, 7 days a week support to all of our foster parents and can answer any questions. In fact, we are renowned in the area for the exceptional and unparalleled levels of support we provide to our carers.


“Managers and Staff are enthusiastic and passionate about children, young people and foster carers”. Ofsted 2018


We pay our Foster carers, very deservedly, some of the highest rates of pay in the country. We see all of our carers as both professionals and partners in our relentless mission to achieve the very best outcomes for all our foster children and to ensure their needs are put first above all.


Unlike many of our competitors who are predominantly driven by profit, we care about the children placed with us and the carers who look after them. 


Over the years our team has also worked hard to achieve strong relationships with many local authorities throughout the West Midlands, including Dudley Council. It’s our child and young person-centric ethos that helps all the children in our care to really thrive and fulfil their potential, whatever hurdles life throws at them.

“Children and young people are provided with stability and security”. Ofsted 2018

Find out more about fostering Dudley


Would you like to hear more? Would you like to start your journey with us? Please contact us and a member of our team will be very pleased to speak to you! Click Here for information on the types of foster care we offer. Alternatively, Contact Us for more details on how you can get involved in foster care.


Things to do in Dudley with your foster family


Dudley is a large market town in the West Midlands and there are plenty of things to do as a family in the area as you begin the next chapter of your lives together. Some great options to get you started include:


  • Dudley Zoo which has welcomed visitors since 1937 and is home to some of the world’s rarest and most exotic animals. Also, on the grounds is an 11th Century castle to explore making for a perfect day out!
  • Step back in time at the Black Country Living Museum where across 26-acres the past is vividly brought to life - from riding trams and old buses, to enjoying traditional fish and chips and even venturing down a mine!
  • For those families who enjoy more active pursuits the area has a number of parks, canals and leisure centres, including the new leisure centre in Dudley which is currently under construction and due to open in 2021.
  • For teenagers and young adults, a short bus ride from Dudley is the ever-popular Merry Hill shopping centre with over 240 retailers including Primark, Topshop, JD, Sports Direct and the Disney Shop, as well as over 50 restaurants including Nando’s, Frankie and Benny’s and the Eat Central food court.
  • Also close by are the cities of Birmingham and Wolverhampton with plenty of attractions to discover.
Ideal Fostering
Anchor House | 4 Bridgeman Street
Walsall WS2 9NW
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