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About Archway Care

Archway Care is part of The National Fostering Agency Group (NFA) and is based in Milton Keynes, from where all our extensive support functions are coordinated. From this office we recruit and look after foster carers all over the east of England including Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire and Peterborough.

We work with local authorities throughout the UK, offering and providing high quality foster placements for children and young people in need of care. We start from the premise that all children and young people, regardless of who they are and what they have been through, have a right to live in a caring home free from abuse and neglect. The cornerstone of Archway Care is our excellent team of professional foster carers who provide supportive foster placements for children and young people in their care.

Archway Care recognises that successful foster placements don't happen in a vacuum so we ensure that all our carers are offered all the training opportunities they need and are continually backed up by professional and qualified practitioners who are there to answer questions, provide support and step in when required. Our training coordinators are based in the region and will travel to your area to give you all the skills you’ll need.

Our team of foster carers come from a wide variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, which also reflects the family backgrounds of the children and young people we care for. Foster agencies often refer to foster families, but, again, families come in all different forms and structures and we welcome them all onto our team be they married or co-habiting couples, straight or same sex, with or without their own children, single parents or single people without children. All we require is that couples need to be in an established relationship and have been living together for at least two years. What is of most importance is our carers' commitment to improve the lives of looked after children and young people.

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We welcome applications from both new prospective foster carers and experienced foster carers already caring for children and young people who may wish to transfer to Archway Care. Applicants interested in caring for teenagers are particularly welcome.


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The great thing about being a foster carer is that it is a career which is potentially open to all individuals. It doesn’t matter what your cultural background is, we are not concerned about your relationship status and you can be a tenant or owner occupier; as long as you are compassionate and understanding we would like to hear from you. Find out if you’re ready to take the first steps by clicking below.

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Archway Care - your local fostering agency!

We have foster carers based in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire and Peterborough. Your local training coordinator will travel to your area to give you the skills you’ll need. And supervising social workers can give you help in your home. So support is always there when you need it.