About Fostering Support Group

Vision Statement

At the Fostering Support Group, our vision is to create an enabling environment for children and foster carers to thrive, with the aim of providing the best homes for children to grow in safe and loving homes, creating wonderful memories to flourish into adulthood. This includes parent and child placements where parents with additional needs are supported and equipped with the necessary skills to keep their children safe and loved into adulthood.

Mission Statement

A national service supporting the local needs of our Customers, by promoting safe and sustainable placements which nurture and develop Young People and Families.


Established in 1989, Fostering Support Group Ltd was one of the first independent fostering agencies to provide placements to Local Authorities. The majority of our foster carers were recruited in South London, Kent and Sussex.

In 2005, we were acquired by Care UK; our fundamental services continued but the agency was renamed as Care UK Children’s Services. In December 2010, the agency was acquired by CareTech Ltd and changed its name to CareTech Foster Care Ltd. However, the two name changes led to some confusion and in May 2012, the decision was made to revert back to our original name – Fostering Support Group (FSG).

FSG has a Head Office based in Shortlands and is registered with Ofsted and received a rating of ‘Good’ in their last Ofsted inspections.

The agency is managed by a team of experienced and qualified professionals, who are dedicated to providing innovative, needs-centred service for children and young people in foster care.

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Speak to our friendly and knowledgeable team for more information or to begin your journey to becoming a foster carer. Simply complete the form or give us a call and we’ll be in touch.