Finding homes for children in Wiltshire

Wiltshire Council needs more foster carers.

We believe that the church community is ideally placed to meet this need. We want to find new foster homes from the church community in Wiltshire, so children and young people can find stable and loving homes close to their schools, friends and wider support networks. This is key to enable children and young people to thrive.


In 2022, 426 children and young people spent time in care in Wiltshire, with over 20% of those children moved more than 20 miles from home.

Whatever their circumstances, every single one of these children and young people will have experienced trauma and loss, and is in need of a safe, stable and loving home in Wiltshire.

Home for Good and Wiltshire Council are striving to increase the number of foster homes across the the county so children can stay close to their schools, friends, and family and don't have to travel long distances to see them, or access education.

We want to see this change – and we believe that the Church in Wiltshire can be part of making that happen.


We are calling on all Christians across the county to ask whether they can be part of the answer.

Will you foster?

Will you put yourself forward to be approved to open your home to a child or siblings in need? This could be for a few days, weeks, months or even years. It will not be easy, but for such vulnerable children, the love, care and security you offer could make all the difference.

Will you support a carer from your church community?

Will you enable someone else to foster by committing to support an individual or family in your church, becoming a ‘foster auntie or uncle’ so that they can step forward and be assured that you will help them to meet the challenges of caring?

Will you make your church a place of welcome for care-experienced children and the families who care for them?

Will you host a Foundations Course, have a Home for Good speaker, or set up a stay and play support group or even consider becoming a Home for Good champion? Will you encourage your church to review its policies and procedures to make sure that they account for some of the challenges that looked after children face?

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