Roles and commitment

Two young children writing in the sand

The aim of Coventry City Council’s fostering service is to provide outstanding foster homes when fostering is required.


Coventry’s Fostering Service role

  • Work with our foster carers’ in a respectful manner ensuring that foster carers’ are valued as professional
  • Provide services to keep Coventry’s children and families safe and secure
  • Ensure that children and families receive the ‘right help, at the right time.’
  • Ensure that foster carers’ are recruited, prepared, assessed and supported to provide the right fostering environment to the children of Coventry

Foster Carers' role

  • Provide safe, stable and secure fostering environments to the children and families in Coventry
  • Enable Coventry’s young people to grow up in an outstanding environment where they can reach their full potential
  • Work with professionals in a respectful manner to ensure the needs of the children and young people are met


Coventry’s Fostering Service role

  • Work in partnership with our foster carers
  • Share information with our foster carers
  • Make decisions in a timely manner regarding our children and families
  • Offer high levels of support to our fostering families
  • Provide the best learning and development opportunities to our fostering families
  • Treat our fostering families fairly and with respect
  • Communicate and consult with our fostering families, valuing their input and expertise

Foster Carers' role

  • Provide a safe, nurturing fostering environment
  • Respect and value Coventry’s children and young people in their household
  • Be positive role models and help our young people reach their full potential
  • Be outstanding advocates and champions for Coventry’s children and young people
  • Work in partnership with professionals and key players in the lives of children and young people

Fostering Service

Monday to Thursday: 8.30am – 5pm, Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm (excluding bank holidays)

Address: Council House
Earl Street

Telephone: 024 7697 5489