Foster for
Christchurch and Poole
01202 028013
01202 123 345

LGBTQIA+ Fostering

LGBTQIA+ Fostering

Could you share the life of a child or young person who needs patience, stability and understanding to make sure they get a good start in life?


If you’re an LGBTQIA+ individual or couple you might assume that your orientation/gender might make it more difficult to foster. Not so - at BCP we’re committed to inclusivity and if you have the qualities needed to care for a young person we want to hear from you.


Whether you are male or female, straight, lesbian, gay, non-binary or transgender, as long as you’re compassionate and can provide a stable environment for a child or young person, we’d love to hear from you. Fostering is for everyone, from every background. You just need to give a young person the support and understanding they need.  We believe it’s those qualities that make you a great foster parent – not your gender or orientation.


In return we offer generous allowances, a fantastic package of training and a fully therapeutic fostering service to help both you and the children you are fostering.


If you think this could be you, we would be delighted to hear from you so please contact us online or call us on and speak to a member of the team on 01202 123 345.

Case Studies

Many people are deterred from fostering as they think that only very particular kinds of people can foster but this simply isn’t true. What we are looking for in BCP from our foster carers is somebody who has the right qualities to give children and young people the secure, caring environment they need.

Who needs fostering?

Just like our foster carers, our children are all ages and from all backgrounds.  Around two-fifths of children in care are aged 11 to 15 years.  Finding foster carers for teenagers is a key priority for us at BCP Council.

Be a part of our fostering community

Our carers never feel unsupported and have identified that one of the most important aspects to them is a sense of a ‘fostering community’ with a team of experienced professionals and a foster care buddy scheme. If you would like to know more – please call us on 01202 123 345 or fill in our online form.