Welcome to Bath and North East Somerset Council foster care and adoption.

Fostering is a way of providing children and young people with a family life when they are unable to be looked after by their own family. This could be just for a few days or could stretch to many months, indeed years.

Adoption is for children who can no longer be bought up by their biological family. it is a life long commitment. Adoption means that all parental responsibility goes to the adopters.

We hope you will find the following information helpful in considering whether you would like to take the next steps on the journey to becoming a foster carer or adopter.

"With B&NES I always look at it as one big family. Everybody knows each other, the children know each other, whereas you don’t get this with other fostering agencies."

-B&NES foster carer

Foster care


Children of Foster Carers



Contact us

For more detailed information on any of our services contact us on 01225 394949, email fostering@bathnes.gov.uk or write to us at: 

Family Placement Team,

Bath & North East Somerset Council,

Lewis House,

Manvers Street,

Bath, BA1 1JG



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