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Break Fostering

Break’s Fostering Service is based in Norfolk offering bespoke foster placements to people from all walks of life.

What is fostering

Fostering is offering a home to a child who cannot live with their birth family. This can be for a variety of reasons, including parental ill-health or family breakdown; sadly the most common reason is abuse and neglect.

Children may need to live with their foster family for a few days, weeks or for the whole of their childhood. Foster care is different from adoption in that foster carers do not have parental responsibility for the children they care for. However, the role of a fostering household is hugely important in providing stability, security and a loving home for a vulnerable child or young person.

The children and young people we support through fostering households come from a variety of backgrounds, so we need foster carers from all backgrounds too!

We recognise the time and commitment given by our foster carers so we offer above average payments. Foster carers receive allowances to reimburse them for the cost of caring for a child and a fee in recognition of their time, commitment, knowledge and skill. 

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 What makes a good Foster Carer?

-  An understanding of children and young people’s needs and behaviours

-  Some experience of working with or living with young people

-  Flexibility and time

-  Commitment and the resilience to work through difficulties

-  Open to taking on new ideas and engage with them

-  Good communication skills

-  Able to attend regular support and training offered by Break for its carers

If you want to find out more about becoming a Break Foster Carer in Norfolk get in touch today at, call 01603 670100 or download our Foster Carers' Guide. 

Our fostering service is available on a spot purchase or preferred provider basis. It is aimed at children who, for complex reasons, need a single placement.

If you would like to view our latest Ofsted report click here. This will take you to the 'Find an inspection report section', where you will need to enter our unique reference number SC430757 into the section 'Search Providers by: Name, address or URN'.

To discuss making a referral to out Therapeutic Fostering Team please contact our Fostering Team on 01603 670110 or email

Break is a proud member of the Fairer Fostering Partnership, a group of charitable and not-for-profit fostering agencies across the UK whose members look after over 2,000 children in care.
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'Over the past year the fostering team has achieved healthy growth, seeing an 80% increase in the number of children in a foster placement.'


- 2018/19 Annual Review.

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