You must be 21 or older.
There is no upper age limit.
You must have a spare room. (But you don’t need to own your home).
Children and young people need their privacy.
You need to be a British citizen or permanently staying in the U.K.
You must also have good spoken and written English.
You need to have flexibility at work if you will be the primary carer.
Children in care need stability and consistent care.
You will need to be reasonably fit - physically and emotionally.
Disability isn’t a barrier to fostering.
You can be of any religion or from any cultural background.
Your relationship status or sexuality is not a barrier to becoming a foster carer.