01481 713230 [email protected]

Get in touch

Please have a look at our pages on foster care, short break care and adoption to find out about these different forms of care. 

If you would like to know more or to take that first step, we would love to hear from you so please contact one of our social workers by telephone, email or complete the form below and we will be in touch.

  • Our current need

    • We have a continuous need to recruit both new foster carers and short break carers throughout the year and we are always eager to hear from anyone who is interested, even if you're only at the early stages of considering your options.

      However, alongside our general need, we are currently looking to recruit foster carers specifically to look after pre-school aged children, sibling groups and teenagers.

      On the back of the successful campaign earlier in the year, there continues to be a need for short break carers who can give flexible time to support children with disabilities during the school holidays, for pre-school aged children or carers who reside in Alderney to support families there. 

      Alongside this, we are also actively wishing to speak with individuals and families who are interested in adoption.  
  • Our Response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

    • The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the Bailiwick of Guernsey and throughout the world so we thought it may be helpful to explain how the Family Placement Service has responded and adapted our service provision during this global crisis.

      Vulnerable children and young people, regardless of the pandemic, continue to need the support of foster carers when they cannot live with their family and we have continued to receive referrals for foster care provision during this time.  Therefore the need to recruit new foster carers remains and we are currently undertaking a campaign for this, alongside Foster Care Fortnight.  

      Foster Care Fortnight is an annual campaign organised by the Fostering Network and is being marked by services across the UK during this period; this year moving online with virtual activities and events.   It has also given us the opportunity to highlight some of the incredible work our current foster carers do to support children and young people, particularly during these uncertain times.  Our foster carers do an incredible job day in and day out and have had to adapt to the changing circumstances and the impact Covid-19 has had on our children and young people.

      We will continue to take initial enquires and send out information packs for anyone interested in becoming a foster carer, short break carer or adoptive parent, as normal but any requests for a visit will be undertaken virtually by video calling or a further telephone discussion until such time that visiting can resume.  Our training courses (Skills to Foster and Preparation to Adopt) are currently on hold but we are looking into ways that we can deliver these in line with current Public Health guidelines.  All current assessments and foster carer visits are continuing virtually as well which is proving successful.   

      The Family Placement Service continues to be available throughout this time so we would encourage you to get in touch to discuss any questions or interest you have.




Contact Us

Tel: +44(0) 1481 713230

[email protected]


St Peter Port 

Guernsey GY1 1FB

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