Fostering provides children / young people who cannot live with their own families with an alternative home where they can feel valued, respected and cared for.

You can apply to foster whether you are married / co habiting or single, you own or rent your home, you work full time or are receiving benefits, and whether you have or do not have children of your own. Applications will be considered irrespective of religious / ethnic background or sexual orientation.

  • What is fostering?
  • What do foster carers do?
  • What types of foster care are there?

If you are thinking about fostering, you probably have lots of questions!Fostering
You can find out much more about fostering for the Belfast Trust by
visiting or by calling the Belfast
Trust Fostering Service on (028) 9504 0057 (office hours Monday to Friday).

We’d be delighted to hear from you!

How to access the Service

Anybody can access this service, by calling this number: Tel. (028) 9504 0057


Fostering Recruitment and Assessment Team
Pine Lodge Annexe
186 Belmont Road
Tel. (028) 9504 0057

Intensive Support Fostering Scheme

Do you have experiences of working with adolescents? Do you have time to care for a vulnerable young person?

The Intensive Support Fostering Scheme is a small specialist fostering scheme that provides long term foster care for young people aged 12 – 18.  To find out more read about the scheme now