The answer could be yes…

More people are eligible to be foster parents than you might think. Forget the myths, and see if you could be a good fit. 

Now is the time to do something incredible…


“Our children love it."

The asylum seeking children we care for are no different to other foster children, just that they come with problems leaving their country and background. Our children love it. They see the work we do and support us.

No particular experience necessary!

Unlike most careers, eligibility to become a foster parent is not based on experience. That’s because all the training you need is provided on the job.   

So, if you are 21 or over, have a spare bedroom and the legal right to work in the UK then that’s a great place to start your application with us. 

It doesn’t matter if you’re over 55, single or in a rented property, you are still able to apply.




Your questions – answered! 

We’ve been running fostering assessments for more than 20 years, so please trust us when we say we’ve heard everything. 

If you’ve got a question, it’s likely that it’s been answered in our list below. However, if for any reason you can’t see your question answered here, simply contact a member of the team today.

Start your application 

To start your application process with us, you need to complete a contact form on our website, or you can request a call back to speak to a member of the team. 

Once your application has been accepted, we’ll start an assessment process with you which takes approximately 4-6 months to complete. NB. This time may be reduced for foster parents transferring from another agency.


Making a difference


“I am eternally grateful”

“It’s been a few years now since I left foster care and I still think about the things you guys helped me with and many other kids through. And for that I am eternally grateful.”

The benefits of being a foster parent

You can make a huge difference to a child or young person’s life, as well as your own, but that’s not the only benefit of becoming a foster parent with Anchor. Benefit from: 

  • Work from home 
  • Competitive allowance 
  • On the job training 
  • Generous tax relief 
  • Days filled with adventure
  • Enhanced parenting skills  
  • A meaningful and rewarding career