The only Muslim specialist fostering agency in the UK

Foster Care Link is an award-winning agency with a proven track record since 2002. We're OFSTED outstanding since 2023. We've managed placements for over seventy Local Authorities, prioritising the needs of children in care.

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To discuss how to become a foster carer, call us at your nearest location

LONDON: 020 8880 5387

E. MIDLANDS: 0116 210 2248

W. MIDLANDS: 0121 517 0186

NORTH WEST: 0161 633 5000

YORKSHIRE: 01274 508 864

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About

Foster Care Link is the only Muslim specialist fostering agency in the UK. Since 2004 we have worked with over seventy Local Authorities across England and Wales to place hundreds of Muslim children with Muslim families. Over our last three Ofsted inspections (2014,2018 and 2023) we have been rated ‘Outstanding’ in all areas.

We work with a wide variety of carers from a diverse range of backgrounds, ethnicities and languages to meet the current demands of fostering. We have many years of in-depth experience in placing Muslim children from ethnic minorities as well as asylum seeking children.



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Fostering event for muslim foster carers

Unite for Humanity Event

Foster Care Link were at the Unite for Humanity event today run by the Waltham First Islamic Association, we spoke to over 50 potential foster carers, distributed 700 leaflets and around 10 Mosques and businesses agreed to display our leaflets and posters. £55,000 was raised at the event for an ambulance in Palestine.
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Skills to Foster training in the Midlands

30 new carers taking part in Skills to Foster training in our Midlands office today. We hope they will all become excellent carers providing outstanding support and care to our foster children.
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Specialists In Muslim Fostering

As a Muslim specialist agency we have developed expertise through many years of working in the field. We have been proud to offer alternative narratives and clear information to Local Authorities. We offer faith/culturally appropriate holistic support and guidance to children and young people for a healthier future where their faith is reflected in a holistic manner.



20

Years In Operation

We have built a wealth of knowledge and best practice over the years

100s

Children & Young People Supported

We have matched many successful placements for young Muslims



80+

Local Authorities Worked With

We are part of the preferred provider network with various local authority clusters hey



You Play A Vital Role

Foster carers look after children in their own homes when for whatever reason their own parents are unable to look
after them. Placement durations vary depending on each individual child's circumstances. Foster carers play a vital
role, by caring, safeguarding & helping children to achieve that provides a stable and secure future for them. We
specialise in helping Muslim foster carers become acquainted with fostering.

  • Short Term Fostering
  • Medium Or Long Term Fostering
  • Asylum Seeking Children & Young People
  • Caring For Children
  • Sibling Placements

Even If You Can't Foster...

You Can Still Make A Significant Impact

There is a massive need in the UK to Foster Muslim children. There is a shortage of Muslim families coming forward and many children waiting for a foster family to care for them.

Can you also spare a few minutes to help the hundreds of Muslim children in the care system?

Please help us to find more families to take in these children. We are looking for families that are motivated by the challenge and rewards for investing their time, love and attention to give these Muslim children the best chance of living a fulfilling life.

Please share this message, our website details and social media links with your friends and families to raise awareness of the pressing need across the UK for Muslim carers to care for Muslim children. The more families that see this message, the more that will Insha’Allah step forward to take on this important task.



Sectors

Fostering can be challenging, requiring a high level of commitment and patience but there is a great amount of reward and satisfaction in providing a safe, secure and stable environment for a child. If you are looking for a new challenge, have resilience, patience, kindness and time and space to give to a child, we would love to hear from you.

Examples of the types of cases we have dealt with include:



Asylum Seekers

Many Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) arrive in the UK from Muslim countries. These include Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Somalia to name a few. We have worked closely with Local Authorities to place many of these with Muslim families where their faith, dietary needs and language needs can be best met. This results in successful stable placements.

Identity Preservation

Many young people are placed in poorly matched placements where their culture and heritage isn’t reflected. We work closely with Local Authorities to move children to better matched families, resulting in stable long-term arrangements. Studies show that placing children and young people within families that reflect their identity results in better mental health and success outcomes.



Forced Marriages

We have dealt with cases where teenage girls are being forced into marriages which is impacting severely on their wellbeing and mental health. We have been able to educate Local Authorities on the fact that this is against the tenets of the Muslim faith and identify foster families for these girls where they receive support and nurturing care that leads to healthy long-term outcomes.



Radicalisation

We’ve been asked by Local Authorities to assess young people for potential radicalised behaviour. Our senior social worker is also a Muslim scholar. After a detailed assessment, we have moved some young people to practising households where they can study Islam in a healthy way and gain a balanced understanding of their faith. This leads to stable placements and healthy long-term outcomes for such young people.



Become Part Of A Winning Team

We guide you through every step of the process, providing training, help and support to ensure you that you get the best start in becoming a foster carer with FCL