Foster Care Fortnight runs from Monday 13 – Sunday 26 May 2024, and highlights how fostering transforms lives. As the number of children coming into care each year increases, more foster homes are needed across Northern Ireland. 


At HSC NI Foster Care, there are lots of ways people can get involved including short-term support, emergency care placement, supported lodgings/STAY, or long-term care.

There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ foster carer. We welcome enquiries and applications from all backgrounds.


Could you foster?


For more information, call HSC NI Foster Care on 0800 0720 137 or visit