Fostering if you’re religious or not from the UK
We need people from all walks of life to become everyday heroes – race and religion does not matter!
We need foster carers from all walks of life, cultural backgrounds and religious persuasions to care for the variety of children who are in need of foster families.
We usually try to match children with foster families who are of the same religious, ethnic and cultural background so that they feel supported and stable as soon as possible. It also means that any specialised cultural or religious needs can be easily met.
Where fostered children have different religious or cultural backgrounds from their foster carers, we give extra support and training to make sure carers feel confident and able to meet all their needs.
You can foster if you’re not originally from the UK
If you’re a non-EU citizen you need to have indefinite leave to remain in the UK in order to become a foster carer. If you have lived in the UK for less than five years we also need to complete criminal record checks and other background checks from your previous countries of residence during that time.
We pride ourselves on the”outstanding” levels of support we offer to our foster carers and our focus on the best outcomes for all children and young people in our care.
We have over 20 years of experience and more than 200 foster carers looking after children and young people.
Got questions about fostering? We’ve answered lots of frequently asked questions here.
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Head Office: 2nd Floor Lansdowne House,
85 Buxton Road, Stockport, SK2 6LR
0800 023 4450
Parallel Parents is an independent fostering agency rated "outstanding" by Ofsted. We have over 20 years of experience and more than 200 foster carers looking after children and young people. We are a family run agency and believe that our child-focussed approach makes us really stand out from other agencies.