Would you like to bring hope into the lives of children and young people who have experienced suffering and neglect?

Set out on a fulfilling career as an integrated therapeutic foster carer.

Therapeutic fostering opportunities in Norfolk, Kent and London. £100 per day reward payment plus allowances. 


why choose us?

Childhood First is a charity renowned for our unique approach to caring for children in our therapeutic communities. We provide opportunities for children in care to experience the stability and warmth they may not have known previously.

We are looking for foster carers to continue caring for the children who are ready to transition from our therapeutic communities and into a fostering household. You will be provided with professional training and support through the Institute of Integrated Systemic Therapy, accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.

Foster carers make a vital contribution to a child’s continued recovery, so we recompense them with a highly competitive financial reward and benefit package – in appreciation of your significance to our service.

We need individuals or families who are warm, compassionate and committed. If you have a great sense of humour, along with patience, an ability to be reflective and an interest in personal and professional development, we’d like to hear from you.

In particular, we are keen to find foster carers close to our residential communities in Norfolk and Kent. As the young people become ready to leave the residential communities, we require foster carers who can continue the therapeutic care in a home setting. Not only will this provide a consistency of approach, but it means we can provide even more highly tuned support for the foster carers and the young person in their care.

For more information, please call the relevant number:

Kent: 01795 505389
Norfolk: 01603 984799
London: 020 3960 6485


“The damage caused by relationships can most effectively be healed by relationships.”


I am delighted to learn of Childhood First’s new integrated therapeutic fostering service which aims to recruit and retain the best possible foster carers, equipped and supported to care for the most challenging and previously harmed children — a key recommendation in my independent review of children’s residential care (July 2016).
— Sir Martin Narey

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