Foster Carmarthenshire

Local Area: Carmarthenshire


Room in your life for a child or a young person in Carmarthenshire?

Are you living in Carmarthenshire and looking to foster a child or young person, or interested in finding out what’s involved in becoming a foster carer?

If yes, please call us for a friendly no-obligation chat on 0800 0933 699.  We hold a number of fostering events in Carmarthenshire where you can meet other foster parents and our fostering advisors, keep up to date with our latest news and events to find out more.

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Have you considered fostering in Carmarthenshire

Have you considered fostering in Carmarthenshire

Have you considered fostering in Carmarthenshire

Fostering Open Evenings in CarmarthenshireOpen Evenings
Carmarthenshire County Council Fostering Service regularly hold open evenings at Crosshands Club, 41 Llandeilo Road, Crosshands SA14 6RD. (Ample parking space). These evening are an opportunity to come along and have an informal chat with staff and foster carers over a cup of tea.

Unfortunately,  due to the present situation with regard to the coronavirus, it has been decided that the open evening scheduled for March 18th and May 20th will no longer be taking place. We are very sorry for this and hopeful that the information evening scheduled for 15th July will not be disrupted. You are welcome to contact us on 0800 0933699 or through the Website. Thank you!

We are currently working on the safest way to hold our information evening scheduled for the 15th July. We are considering options for a face to face meeting (socially distanced) if regulations allow, and are also offering virtual sessions via Skype. If you would like to join in to hear more, please e-mail us at fostering@carmarthenshire.gov.uk giving your name and telephone number and we will get back to you.


Fostering Recruitment Team

If you would like to find out more information about fostering children and young people in Carmarthenshire we’d really love to hear from you!

You can contact our Fostering Recruitment Team for an informal chat and to answer any questions on: 0800 0933 699 or email: fostering@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

Ty Elwyn, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 3AP

CAL Foster Bear and Gareth Morgans


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Latest News and Events in Carmarthenshire:

Upcoming live webinars delivered by Kate Cairns

Adoption Mid & West Wales have been working with Kate Cairns Associates to develop a new programme of webinars in response to Covid-19. The live webinars will delivered by Kate Cairns, who is an author, speaker and trainer with an international reputation for her work around attachment, trauma and resilience, particularly in relation to vulnerable […]

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Coronavirus and Me – Nation-wide survey

Coronavirus and Me – Nation-wide survey for children and young people in Wales

You’ve been staying home to stay safe over the last few weeks. People who can help to make a difference to your life want to listen to how you have felt about having to do this because of the Coronavirus and any effect it has had on you. This survey has been written by these […]

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L & D Powys Launch 30/01/2020

Launch of the Post Approval Learning and Development Framework

One of the National Fostering Framework’s (NFF) work-streams has been the development of the Learning and Development Framework for Foster Carers.  The Fostering Network and AFA Cymru led on the development of a Learning and Development Framework.  There was extensive consultation with foster carers and staff across Wales which made a significant contribution to the […]

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completion of the Induction Framework

Induction Framework

Carmarthenshire Fostering Service are very proud to have presented our Local Authority Foster Carers, Vicky and Chris Jones and Deborah Jones with certificates for the completion of the Induction Framework.  Despite being very busy with caring for their families and really embracing fostering for Carmarthenshire, Vicky, Chris and Deborah have embraced Learning and Development opportunities […]

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Boxing Day Mascot Race

Cal the Fostering Bear took on the challenge of running the annual mascot race at Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli, during halftime at the Scarlets v Ospreys match on Boxing Day. Cal ran the length of the rugby pitch, Cal didn’t win the race but he gave a brilliant performance in front of a large crowd […]

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Could you foster Jack?

Jack* is a 12 year-old boy who is sociable and affectionate with a great sense of humour. Those who know Jack well describe him as loving, determined, kind, funny and energetic.  He enjoys music (especially Elvis!), cartoons, swimming and he loves playing outdoors; and his favourite place to visit is Folly Farm. He loves sensory […]

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Cookery session in Y Sied

Cookery session in Y Sied

The Sons and Daughters of foster carers group met after school on Friday 15th November for a cookery session in Y Sied, Nantgaredig. The children enjoyed making pizzas and cupcakes and spent time socialising with other children whose parents foster for the local authority. The sons and daughters group meet regularly throughout the year to […]

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Steam Rally Event 2019

Carmarthenshire Fostering Recruitment Team were at the Steam Rally Event 2019 at Pembrey Country Park on Saturday September 28th and Sunday 29th September. Lots of you called at our stand to have an informal chat with our staff and to meet our mascot Cal the bear. We enjoyed seeing you there.

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Regional Foster launch with cake

Working together to improve the future of children in foster care

IMPROVING the future of children and young people in foster care is at the heart of a new regional partnership. Fostering services from the four local authorities of Carmarthenshire, Powys, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire have come together to form Foster Mid and West Wales. The aim is to work together with local children to create a […]

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Jackie and Marc foster carers

Why we chose to foster for Carmarthenshire’s Fostering Service

Carmarthenshire Fostering Service is recruiting foster carers for our children and we need the right kind of people who would embrace a child into their home. You would be surprised how many people feel that they haven’t got the skills necessary to become a foster carer, however if you have the right values and want […]

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